A Guide to Ancient Greek Drama

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A Guide to Ancient Greek Drama

ISBN : 9781118455128
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons Inc
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Edition : 2nd edition

This newly updated second edition features wide-ranging, systematically organized scholarship in a concise introduction to ancient Greek drama, which flourished from the sixth to third century BC. * Covers all three genres of ancient Greek drama -- tragedy, comedy, and satyr-drama * Surveys the extant work of Aeschylus, Sophokles, Euripides, Aristophanes, and Menander, and includes entries on 'lost' playwrights * Examines contextual issues such as the origins of dramatic art forms; the conventions of the festivals and the theater; drama's relationship with the worship of Dionysos; political dimensions of drama; and how to read and watch Greek drama * Includes single-page synopses of every surviving ancient Greek play


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