Greek tragedy after the fifth century : a survey from ca. 400 BC to ca. AD 400 / edited by Vayos Liapis, Antonis K. Petrides
- Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2019.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource (xiv, 415 pages) : digital, PDF file(s).
- Additional Creators:
- Liapēs, Vaios and Petrides, Antonis K.
- Texts -- Greek tragedy in the fourth century: the fragments / Vayos Liapis & Theodoros K. Stephanopoulos -- The rhesus / Almut Fries -- Hellenistic tragedy and satyr-drama; Lycophron's Alexandra / Simon Hornblower -- The Exagōgē of Ezekiel the tragedian / Pierluigi Lanfranchi -- Contexts and developments -- Beyond Athens: the expansion of Greek tragedy from the fourth century onwards / Brigitte Le Guen -- Theater performance after the fifth century / Anne Duncan & Vayos Liapis -- Music and dance in tragedy after the fifth century / Mark Griffith -- The fifth century and after: (dis)continuities in Greek tragedy / Francis Dunn -- Society and politics in post-fifth century tragedy / David M. Carter -- Transmission and reception -- Attitudes towards tragedy from the second sophistic to late antiquity / Ruth Webb -- Scholars and scholarship on tragedy / Johanna Hanink.
- Did Greek tragedy die along with Euripides? This accessible survey demonstrates that this is far from being the case. In it, thirteen eminent specialists offer, for the first time in English, broad coverage of a little-studied but essential part of the history of Greek tragedy. The book contains in-depth discussions of all available textual evidence (including inscriptions and papyri), but also provides historical perspectives on every aspect of the post-fifth-century history of tragedy. Oft-neglected plays, such as Rhesus, Alexandra, and Exagōgē (the only surviving Biblical tragedy), are studied alongside such topics as the expansion of Greek tragedy beyond Athens, theatre performance, music and dance, society and politics, as well as the reception of Greek tragedy in the Second Sophistic and in Late Antiquity, and the importance of ancient scholarship in the transmission of Greek tragic texts.
- 9781139833936 (ebook)
- Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 10 Dec 2018).
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