The Greek Theatre and Festivals: Documentary Studies

Hardcover | July 14, 2007

EditorPeter Wilson

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A collection of essays, by leading international scholars, on the history of the Greek theatre, and on the wider context of festival culture in which theatrical activity took place in the Greek world. The emphasis is on the documentary material - inscriptions, archaeological remains andmonuments - which provides so much of our 'hard' evidence for the activities of the theatre. Much of the important material discussed here is unknown except to specialists, and these studies offer access to its interpretation to a wider audience. They cover a wide range of time and place, from theearliest days of the Greek theatre to the Roman period, with special emphasis on the neglected Hellenistic period, which is especially rich in documentary evidence.

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A collection of essays, by leading international scholars, on the history of the Greek theatre, and on the wider context of festival culture in which theatrical activity took place in the Greek world. The emphasis is on the documentary material - inscriptions, archaeological remains andmonuments - which provides so much of our 'hard' e...

Peter Wilson is William Ritchie Professor of Classics at the University of Sydney.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:456 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 1.18 inPublished:July 14, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Peter Wilson: Introduction: From the ground upPart I. Festivals and performers: some new perspectives1. William Slater: Deconstructing festivals2. Angelos Chaniotis: Theatre rituals3. Sophia Aneziri: Artists' participation and the organization of music contests in the Hellenistic period: an attempt at classificationPart II. Festivals of Athens and Attica4. Eric Csapo: The men who built the theatres: theatropolai, theatronai, and arkhitektones5. Hans Goette: Choregic monuments and the Athenian democracy6. Peter Wilson: Performance in the Pythion: the Athenian ThargeliaPart III. Beyond Athens7. Paola Ceccarelli and Silvia Milanezi: Dithyramb, Tragedy - and Cyrene8. John Ma: A Horse from Teos: epigraphical notes on the Ionian-Hellespontine Association of Dionysiac Artists9. Brigitte Le Guen: Kraton, son of Zotichos: artists' associations and monarchic power in the Hellenistic period10. Ian Rutherford: Theoria and theatre at Samothrace: the Dardanos by Dumas of Iasos11. Charles Crowther: The Dionysia at Iasos: its artists, patrons, and audience12. David Jordan: An opisthographic lead tablet from Sicily with a financial document and a curse concerning choregoi13. Peter Wilson: Sicilian choruses