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Greek and Roman mythological traditions offer the backdrops for these fanciful, macho adventures starring bodybuilders as antiquity’s legendary heroes. In the late 1950s, the Italian film industry struck exportable gold mining its ancient history. The genre's vogue was brief but it produced innumerable strength-testing, spear-throwing, guilty-pleasuring adventures before fading out by the mid-1960s.

Genres / Action/Adventure / Sword and Sandal / Peplum