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"Cabiria" is a 1914 Italian silent film, directed by Giovanni Pastrone and shot in Turin. The film is set in ancient Sicily, Carthage, and Cirta during the period of the Second Punic War. It follows a melodramatic main plot about an abducted little girl, Cabiria, and features an eruption of Mt. Etna, heinous religious rituals in Carthage, the alpine trek of Hannibal, Archimedes' defeat of the Roman fleet at the Siege of Syracuse and Scipio maneuvering in North Africa. Apart from being a classic on its own terms, the film is also notable for being the first film in which the long-running film character Maciste makes his debut. According to Martin Scorsese, in this work Pastrone invented the epic movie and deserves credit for many of the innovations often attributed to D.W. Griffith and Cecil B. DeMille. Among those were the first use of the moving camera, thus freeing the narrative film from "static gaze".


  1. Cabiria is a fictional character from the 1914 film Cabiria.
  2. Cabiria is a fictional character from the 1952 film The White Sheik.
  3. Cabiria is a fictional character from the 2008 film Embodiment of Evil.


Cabiria is a musical group.

  • album: "No Time for Dreaming"

Phrases with Cabiria

  1. Thecla Cabiria
  2. Asestra Cabiria
  3. Ziegleria Cabiria
  4. Species Asestra Cabiria
  5. Species Calycopis Cabiria

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Google previewCrisis (1913)

by William Edward Burghardt Du Bois

Cabiria is a tale of the flaming world of the Punic Wars. Had it been done in America, every participant would have been a dead monotonous white, as witness our versions of Aida and even Othello! But D'Annunzio is Italian, born within the ...

Google previewLooking at Movies, An Introduction to Film (2016)

Arts, Arts by CTI Reviews

Cabiria: Cabiria is a silent movie ...

Google previewA Companion to the Historical Film (2015)

by Robert A. Rosenstone, Constantin Parvulescu

According to Angela Dalle Vacche, “Cabiria is a survey of conflicting traditions. This amalgam of cultural sources presents clues to its formal designs on its audiences. It reveals how cinema blurred the division between elite and popular arts” ...

Google previewAmerican Cinema/ American Culture (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Cabiria: Cabiria is a silent movie from the early years of Italy's movie industry, directed by Giovanni Pastrone (18831959) and shot in Turin. The movie is set in ancient Sicily, Carthage, and Cirta during the period of the Second Punic War ...

Google previewGoodwin's Weekly (1914)

Hence, the innocent creature who passes unharmed among the clash of mutable fates is called Cabiria, a name that evokes the volcanic demons, flaming, unseen artisans, ceaselessly forging the durable, indestructible matter. Hence, the ...

Google previewDictionary of Films (1972)

by Georges Sadoul, Peter Morris

CABIRIA Italy 1914 (production began 1912). Dir Giovanni Pastrone (Piero Fosco) Seen Gabriele D'Annunzio, Giovanni Pastrone Photog Segundo de Cho- mon, Giovanni Tomatis, Augusto Batta- gliotti, Natale Chiusano Mus ...

Google previewBell's New Pantheon; Or, Historical Dictionary of the Gods, Demi-gods, Heroes and Fabulous Personages of Antiquity: Also, of the Images and Idols Adored in the Pagan World; Together with Their Temples, Priests, Altars, Oracles, Fasts, Festivals, Games, &c. As Well as Descriptions of Their Figures, Representations, and Symbols, Collected from Statues, Pictures, Coins, and Other Remains of the Ancients. The Whole Designed to Facilitate the Study of Mythology, History, Poetry, Painting, Statuary, Medals, &c. &c. And Compiled from the Best Authorities. Richly Embellished with Characteristic Prints. In Two Volumes. Vol. 1. [- 2.] (1790)

CABIRIA, festivals in honour of the Cabiri, ce. lebrated in Thebes and Lemnos, but especially in Samothracia, an island consecrated to the Cabiri. This feast was very ancient, and supposed prior even to the time of Jupiter, who is said to have ...

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