Greek Tragedy After the Fifth Century: A Survey from ca. 400 BC…


Greek Tragedy After the Fifth Century: A Survey from ca. 400 BC to ca. AD 400
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Date: 2019-01-31
ISBN-10: 1107038553
ISBN-13: 9781107038554
Language: English
Pages: 428
Added: 2019-01-24 04:20:12

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. Show more Show less 1f7916e2b7221a0ff5d3406ba1451727

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