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Pax Romana/Pax Americana: Views of the “New Rome” from “Old Europe,” 2000–2010

  • Paul J. BurtonEmail author
Original Paper

Abstract

The English-language press and current affairs literature often drew parallels between the modern United States and ancient Rome during a period of robust American military intervention, particularly in the Middle East, between 2000 and 2010. How was the Rome–America parallel deployed in similar literature in western European countries? Did commentators in the major Eurozone nations—in particular, France, Germany, and Italy—use the parallel with different purposes in mind? Was this commentary mostly positive or negative? This paper aims to answer these questions.

Keywords

Roman history American history 

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  1. 1.Classics and Ancient HistoryAustralian National UniversityCanberraAustralia

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