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Performance Culture and Athenian Democracy

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ISBN-10: 0521642477

ISBN-13: 9780521642477

Edition: 1999

Authors: Simon Goldhill, Robin Osborne

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The ways in which performance is central to the practice and ideology of democracy in classical Athens is dissussed in these new and especially commissioned essays.
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Book details

List price: $159.99
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 6/13/1999
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 430
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

Programme notes
The Performance of Drama
Spreading the word through performance
The aulos in Athens
Actor's song in tragedy
The Drama of Performance
Performative aspects of the choral voice in Greek tragedy: civic identity in performance
Actors and voices: reading between the lines in Aeschines and Demosthenes Pat Easterling
Aristophanes: the performance of Utopia in the Ecclesiazusae
Rhetoric and Performance
The rhetoric of anti-rhetoric in Athenian oratory
Reading Homer from the rostrum: poems and laws in Aeschines' In Timarchum
Plato and the performance of dialogue
Ritual and State: Visuality and the Performance of Citizenship
Processional performance and the democratic polis
The spectacular and the obscure in Athenian religion
Inscribing performance
Publicity and performance: kalos inscriptions in Attic vase-painting