Round about the 1970’s pop culture images circulating of the Greek and Roman classical world were something like this:
2. There was a disco-decadent classical vibe as well, quite prevalent, but a bit hard to specify/diagnose. Bianca Jagger and Halston (it’s a small photo; yes, that is a gilt laurel wreath in her hair):
4. Last but not least:
OK, maybe that’s an excessively idiosyncratic take. That was my version of the classical world at about the age of 8, at any rate. But what would a current kid’s vision be? Not a rhetorical question; I have no idea. 300 and Gladiator? They seem a little smug and severe to me.