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Solomon's The Ancient World in the Cinema

This list is every Letterboxd film mentioned in the main text of Jon Solomon's The Ancient World in the Cinema (2nd ed.; New Haven, 2001). The list follows the order of first mention in the main text.

I put this list together as a way of working through Solomon; there's also a lack of a good equivalent on Letterboxd of "ancient world movies". Not all movies mentioned fit that category - Solomon brings up others to draw connections in film history, but I've included these here also (when they are more than incidental allusions to a director's/actor's filmography) . TV shows/episodes omitted.

Missing (or apparently missing, possibly due to translation issues):
La Sibylle de Cumes (1898)
Cleopatra (1899)
Neptune et…

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  • Cupid and Psyche
  • Jupiter's Thunderballs
  • Pygmalion and Galatea
  • Ulysses and the Giant Polyphemus
  • Samson et Dalila
  • The Life of Moses
  • The Last Days of Pompeii
  • The Sign of the Cross
  • The Last Days of Pompeii
  • Nero, or The Fall of Rome
  • The Virgin of Babylon
  • Hero and Leander
  • The Slave of Carthage
  • The Queen of Nineveh
  • Spartaco
  • L'Odissea
  • Bruto
  • Agrippina
  • Quo Vadis?
  • Marc Antony and Cleopatra
  • Cajus Julius Caesar
  • Fabiola
  • The Last Days of Pompeii
  • Nero and Agrippina
  • Julius Caesar
  • The Fall of Troy
  • Cabiria
  • Christus
  • Attila
  • By the Cross
  • Ben Hur
  • From the Manger to the Cross
  • Star of Bethlehem
  • Aida
  • Nero and the Burning of Rome
  • The Life of Moses
  • The Deluge
  • The Slave
  • David et Goliath
  • The Christian Martyrs
  • Neptune's Daughter
  • Cleopatra
  • The Twelve Labors of Hercules
  • Antony and Cleopatra
  • The Life of Our Saviour; or, The Passion Play
  • Abraham's Sacrifice
  • Esther
  • The Death of Saul
  • Esther
  • Jephté's Daughter
  • The Prodigal Son
  • In A Roman Garden
  • The Star of Bethlehem
  • Joseph in the Land of Egypt
  • Samson
  • Damon and Pythias
  • The Sign of the Cross
  • Judith of Bethulia
  • Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages
  • The Centaurs
  • Cleopatra
  • Salome
  • Theodora
  • Messalina
  • Quo Vadis?
  • The Last Days of Pompeii
  • The Queen of Sheba
  • Salomé
  • Samson und Delila
  • The Private Life of Helen of Troy
  • The Shepherd King
  • Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ
  • The Wanderer
  • I.N.R.I. - A Film of Humanity
  • The Loves of Pharaoh
  • Sodom and Gomorrah
  • Moon of Israel
  • Circe the Enchantress
  • Noah's Ark
  • Manslaughter
  • The Ten Commandments
  • Made for Love
  • The King of Kings
  • The Mummy
  • Roman Scandals
  • The Sign of the Cross
  • Cleopatra
  • The Last Days of Pompeii
  • The Green Pastures
  • Behold the Man
  • Anna and Elizabeth
  • Amphitryon: Happiness from the Clouds
  • Matri-Phony
  • Fiddlers Three
  • The Great Commandment
  • Henry V
  • Mummy's Dummies
  • Mourning Becomes Electra
  • Caesar and Cleopatra
  • Night in Paradise