The Pronomos Vase and its Context

Hardcover | September 12, 2010

EditorOliver Taplin, Rosie Wyles

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The Pronomos Vase is the single most important piece of pictorial evidence for ancient theatre to have survived from ancient Greece. It depicts an entire theatrical chorus and cast along with the celebrated musician Pronomos, in the presence of their patron god, Dionysos. In this collection ofessays, illustrated with nearly 60 drawings and photographs, leading specialists from a variety of disciplines tackle the critical questions posed by this complex hub of evidence. The discussion covers a wide range of perspectives and issues, including the artist's oeuvre; the pottery market; the relation of this piece to other artistic, and especially celebratory, artefacts; the political and cultural contexts of the world that it was produced in; the identification offigures portrayed on it: and the significance of the Pronomos Vase as theatrical evidence. The volume offers not only the most recent scholarship on the vase but also some ground-breaking interpretations of it.

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The Pronomos Vase is the single most important piece of pictorial evidence for ancient theatre to have survived from ancient Greece. It depicts an entire theatrical chorus and cast along with the celebrated musician Pronomos, in the presence of their patron god, Dionysos. In this collection ofessays, illustrated with nearly 60 drawings...

Oliver Taplin is Emeritus Professor of Classics at Magdalen College, Oxford. Rosie Wyles is Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at the University of Nottingham.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.89 inPublished:September 12, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199582599

ISBN - 13:9780199582594

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1. Oliver Taplin and Rosie Wyles: Introduction2. Thomas Mannack: A Description3. Lucilla Burn: The Contexts of the Production and Distribution of Athenian Painted Pottery in c.4004. Francois Lissarrague: From Flat Page to the Volume of the Pot5. Mark Griffith: Satyr-Play and Tragedy, Faec to Face6. Claude Calame: Aetiological Performance and Consecration in the Sanctuary of Dionysos7. Eric Csapo: The Context of Choregic Dedications8. Klaus Junker: The Transformation of Athenian Theatre Culture around 400 BC9. Robin Osborne: Who's Who on the Pronomos Vase?10. Edith Hall: Tragic Theatre: Demetrios' Rolls and Dionysos' Other Woman11. Peter Wilson: The Man and the Music (and the Choregos?)12. Bernd Seidensticker: Dance in Satyr Play13. Rosie Wyles: The Tragic Costumes14. Oliver Taplin: A Curtain Call?