Solomon's The Ancient World in the Cinema

**in progress**
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 (when they are more than incidental allusions to a director's/actor's filmography) also. TV shows/episodes omitted.

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

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  • Down to Earth
  • Orpheus
  • Samson and Delilah
  • Quo Vadis
  • Salome
  • Serpent of the Nile
  • Slaves of Babylon
  • 20 Million Miles to Earth
  • Curse of the Faceless Man
  • Sign of the Pagan
  • Androcles and the Lion
  • Alexander the Great
  • The Silver Chalice
  • Helen of Troy
  • Julius Caesar
  • The Prodigal
  • Jupiter's Darling
  • David and Bathsheba
  • Sins of Jezebel
  • Greek Mirthology
  • Roman Legion-Hare
  • The Robe
  • Demetrius and the Gladiators
  • The Egyptian
  • The Queen of Babylon
  • Valley of the Kings
  • Land of the Pharaohs
  • The Ten Commandments
  • Solomon and Sheba
  • Ben-Hur
  • King of Kings
  • Atlantis: The Lost Continent
  • Hannibal
  • Barabbas
  • The Big Fisherman
  • Spartacus
  • The Fall of the Roman Empire
  • The Story of Ruth
  • Esther and the King
  • The 300 Spartans
  • Sodom and Gomorrah
  • The Bible: In the Beginning...
  • Cleopatra
  • The Mummy
  • Black Orpheus
  • Barabbas
  • Scipio Africanus: The Defeat of Hannibal
  • Fabiola
  • The Queen of Sheba
  • Two Nights with Cleopatra
  • Sins of Rome
  • Attila
  • Ulysses
  • Hercules
  • Pharaoh
  • The Viking Queen
  • Cleopatra
  • The Arena
  • A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
  • Carry On Cleo
  • The Colossus of Rhodes
  • Fellini Satyricon
  • The Gospel According to Matthew
  • Oedipus Rex
  • Medea
  • Electra
  • The Trojan Women
  • Iphigenia
  • Acts of the Apostles
  • Socrates
  • Augustine of Hippo
  • Scipio the African
  • Oedipus the King
  • Julius Caesar
  • Antony and Cleopatra
  • Phaedra
  • A Dream of Passion
  • The Year of the Cannibals
  • Lysistrata
  • Prometheus Second Person, Singular
  • Metamorpheus
  • Jesus Christ Superstar
  • Godspell
  • Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!
  • The Gorgon
  • Hercules in New York
  • Hercules and the Princess of Troy
  • The Story of Jacob and Joseph
  • Moses the Lawgiver
  • The Story of David
  • Jesus of Nazareth
  • Masada
  • The Last Days of Pompeii
  • A.D.
  • Quo Vadis?
  • Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger
  • Clash of the Titans
  • Hercules
  • The Seven Magnificent Gladiators
  • The Adventures of Hercules