Fragmentation in Ancient Greek Drama

Fragmentation in Ancient Greek Drama

This volume examines whether dramatic fragments should be approached as parts of a greater whole or as self-contained entities.

Author: Anna A. Lamari

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110622195

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 270

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This volume examines whether dramatic fragments should be approached as parts of a greater whole or as self-contained entities. It comprises contributions by a broad spectrum of international scholars: by young researchers working on fragmentary drama as well as by well-known experts in this field. The volume explores another kind of fragmentation that seems already to have been embraced by the ancient dramatists: quotations extracted from their context and immersed in a new whole, in which they work both as cohesive unities and detachable entities. Sections of poetic works circulated in antiquity not only as parts of a whole, but also independently, i.e. as component fractions, rather like quotations on facebook today. Fragmentation can thus be seen operating on the level of dissociation, but also on the level of cohesion. The volume investigates interpretive possibilities, quotation contexts, production and reception stages of fragmentary texts, looking into the ways dramatic fragments can either increase the depth of fragmentation or strengthen the intensity of cohesion.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Fragmentation in Ancient Greek Drama

Fragmentation in Ancient Greek Drama

Collard, Martin Cropp, and John Gibert.15 Patrick O'Sullivan and Christopher Collard edited and translated major fragments of satyr-play.16 In parallel, a massive new collection of fragments of ancient Greek comedy, Poetae Comici Graeci ...

Author: Anna A. Lamari

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110621693

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 734

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This volume examines whether dramatic fragments should be approached as parts of a greater whole or as self-contained entities. It comprises contributions by a broad spectrum of international scholars: by young researchers working on fragmentary drama as well as by well-known experts in this field. The volume explores another kind of fragmentation that seems already to have been embraced by the ancient dramatists: quotations extracted from their context and immersed in a new whole, in which they work both as cohesive unities and detachable entities. Sections of poetic works circulated in antiquity not only as parts of a whole, but also independently, i.e. as component fractions, rather like quotations on facebook today. Fragmentation can thus be seen operating on the level of dissociation, but also on the level of cohesion. The volume investigates interpretive possibilities, quotation contexts, production and reception stages of fragmentary texts, looking into the ways dramatic fragments can either increase the depth of fragmentation or strengthen the intensity of cohesion.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Fragments in Context Frammenti e dintorni

Fragments in Context   Frammenti e dintorni

Introduzione, traduzione e commento (Fragmenta Comica 2), Göttingen 2019 Perrone 2020 = S Perrone, Crates and the Polis: Reframing the Case, in A Lamari–F Montanari–A Novokhatko (eds ), Fragmentation in Ancient Greek Drama, ...

Author: Virginia Mastellari

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 9783946317982

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 237

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Die Beiträge des mehrsprachigen Sammelbandes analysieren die »Umgebung« von Fragmenten der griechischen Literatur. Damit sind soziokulturelle und sprachliche Kontexte, dramaturgische Mechanismen sowie Evolutionsprozesse einer literarischen Gattung bis hin zur Rezeption antiker Fragmente gemeint. Dabei gehen sie den Fragen nach, warum, mit welcher Absicht, in welcher Form und in welchem Umfang ein Trägertext ein Fragment zitiert. Der Band eröffnet damit nicht nur der Fragmentforschung unter philologischen und methodologischen Gesichtspunkten neue Wege, sondern erweitert auch das Verständnis der Überlieferungsprozesse antiker Literatur.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Sex and the Ancient City

Sex and the Ancient City

Fragmentation in Ancient Greek Drama (TCSV 84), Berlin, 155–164. → Stafford, E. (2000), Worshipping Virtues: Personification and the Divine in Ancient Greece, London. → Stehle, E. (1997), Performance and Gender in Ancient Greece: ...

Author: Andreas Serafim

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110695885

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 551

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This volume aims to revisit, further explore and tease out the textual, but also non-textual sources in an attempt to reconstruct a clearer picture of a particular aspect of sexuality, i.e. sexual practices, in Greco-Roman antiquity. Sexual practices refers to a part of the overarching notion of sexuality: specifically, the acts of sexual intercourse, the erogenous capacities and genital functions of male and female body, and any other physical or biological actions that define one’s sexual identity or orientation. This volume aims to approach not simply the acts of sexual intercourse themselves, but also their legal, social, political, religious, medical, cultural/moral and interdisciplinary (e.g. emotional, performative) perspectives, as manifested in a range of both textual and non-textual evidence (i.e. architecture, iconography, epigraphy, etc.). The insights taken from the contributions to this volume would enable researchers across a range of disciplines – e.g. sex/gender studies, comparative literature, psychology and cognitive neuroscience – to use theoretical perspectives, methodologies and conceptual tools to frame the sprawling examination of aspects of sexuality in broad terms, or sexual practices in particular.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Greek Fragments in Postmodern Frames

Greek Fragments in Postmodern Frames

... strings'.1 In Tony Harrison's play The Trackers of Oxyrhynchus, based on Sophocles' lost satyr drama Ichneutai, what the modern trackers seek is not Apollo's lyre, as in the ancient play, but the fragments of Sophocles' satyr drama.

Author: Eleftheria Ioannidou

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199664115

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 208

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Greek Fragments in Postmodern Frames takes as its subject adaptation of Greek tragedy in the last decades, arguing that rewritings of Greek tragic texts in this period can be used as a tool to uncover a significant dialogue with postmodernism. Despite the large number of staged and written adaptations of Greek tragic texts in recent years, the idea still persists that tragedy is incompatible with postmodernism, with the long-standing debate over the demise of the genre in the modern era undergoing a recent resurgence with the claim that postmodernism precludes tragedy both as an aesthetic form and as a way of perceiving the world. This volume focuses on the adaptation of Greek tragedy between 1970 and 2005 and explores a wide range of adaptations from a variety of different countries: the plays under discussion are characterized by an extended intertextual engagement with their prototype texts - instead of simply adapting the Greek myth, they rewrite the classical text in ways akin to the renegotiation of authorship and textuality proffered by poststructuralist thought. Such adaptive strategies are not only integral to the wider problematics of interrogating the authority of the classical canon and the power structures embedded in its reception, but also have also given rise to the development of peculiar tragic modes and tropes towards the end of the twentieth and into the twenty-first century. In analysing these tropes and demonstrating the ways in which Greek tragic texts have been rethought and rewritten in the adaptions presented, this volume seeks on the one hand to show how tragedy continues to provide a means of articulating contemporary cultural and political preoccupations, while on the other it draws upon a cultural materialist methodology to resist fixed definitions of tragedy and to question established frames and representations.
Categories: Literary Collections

Reconstructing Satyr Drama

Reconstructing Satyr Drama

'Le Drama Satyrique Dans Les Concours Dramatiques', Dioniso 61, 101–19. ... 'Apollo's Sacrifice: The Limits of a Metaphor in Greek Tragedy', HSPh 101, 159–206. ... Fragmentation in Ancient Greek Drama (Berlin), 275–98. Gleason, R. 1988.

Author: Andreas Antonopoulos

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110725230

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 928

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The origins of satyr drama, and particularly the reliability of the account in Aristotle, remains contested, and several of this volume’s contributions try to make sense of the early relationship of satyr drama to dithyramb and attempt to place satyr drama in the pre-Classical performance space and traditions. What is not contested is the relationship of satyr drama to tragedy as a required cap to the Attic trilogy. Here, however, how Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides (to whom one complete play and the preponderance of the surviving fragments belong) envisioned the relationship of satyr drama to tragedy in plot, structure, setting, stage action and language is a complex subject tackled by several contributors. The playful satyr chorus and the drunken senility of Silenos have always suggested some links to comedy and later to Atellan farce and phlyax. Those links are best examined through language, passages in later Greek and Roman writers, and in art. The purpose of this volume is probe as many themes and connections of satyr drama with other literary genres, as well as other art forms, putting satyr drama on stage from the sixth century BC through the second century AD. The editors and contributors suggest solutions to some of the controversies, but the volume shows as much that the field of study is vibrant and deserves fuller attention.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Minor Greek Tragedians Volume 2 Fourth Century and Hellenistic Poets

Minor Greek Tragedians  Volume 2  Fourth Century and Hellenistic Poets

Fragments from the Tragedies with Selected Testimonia Martin J. Cropp. Cozzoli, A.-T. 2003. Sositeo e il nuovo dramma satiresco. In A. Martina (ed.), Teatro greco postclassico e teatro latine: teorie e prassi drammatica: Atti del ...

Author: Martin J. Cropp

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

ISBN: 9781800345713

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 477

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This is the second volume of a collection which includes all the significant remains of tragedies produced by the contemporaries and successors of the three classic Greek tragedians (Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides). Greek texts and sources are accompanied by English translations, related historical information, detailed explanatory notes and bibliographies. Volume Two includes more than a dozen poets of the fourth and early third centuries (Astydamas, Carcinus, Chaeremon, Theodectas, Moschion and others), the Alexandrian Pleiad, Ezechiel’s Exagôgê (a tragedy based on the biblical Exodus), and some anonymous material derived from ancient sources or rediscovered papyrus texts. Remnants of the satyr-plays of this period are included in a separate Aris & Phillips Classical Texts volume, Euripides Cyclops and Major Fragments of Greek Satyric Drama, edited by Patrick O’Sullivan and Christopher Collard (2013).
Categories: Literary Criticism

Suspense in Ancient Greek Literature

Suspense in Ancient Greek Literature

(2020), Fragmentation in Ancient Greek Drama, Berlin. Lanata, G. (1963), Poetica pre-platonica: testimonianze e frammenti, Florence. Landfester, M. (1967), Die Ritter des Aristophanes: Beobachtungen zur dramatischen Handlung und zum ...

Author: Ioannis M. Konstantakos

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110715521

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 449

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The use of suspense in ancient literature attracts increasing attention in modern scholarship, but hitherto there has been no comprehensive work analysing the techniques of suspense through the various genres of the Classical literary canon. This volume aspires to fill such a gap, exploring the phenomenon of suspense in the earliest narrative writings of the western world, the literature of the ancient Greeks. The individual chapters focus on a wide range of poetic and prose genres (epic, drama, historiography, oratory, novel, and works of literary criticism) and examine the means by which ancient authors elicited emotions of tense expectation and fearful anticipation for the outcome of the story, the development of the plot, or the characters' fate. A variety of theoretical tools, from narratology and performance studies to psychological and cognitive approaches, are exploited to study the operation of suspense in the works under discussion. Suspenseful effects are analysed in a double perspective, both in terms of the artifices employed by authors and with regard to the responses and experiences of the audience. The volume will be useful to classical scholars, narratologists, and literary historians and theorists.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Rhesus Attributed to Euripides

The Rhesus Attributed to Euripides

Greek Syntax (Early Greek Poetic and Herodotean Syntax) After K.W. Krüger, III–IV, Ann Arbor. ... Fragmented Parts, Coherent Entities: Reconsidering Fragmentation on Ancient Greek Drama, Berlin and New York: forthcoming.

Author: Marco Fantuzzi

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108889476

Category: History

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The tragedy Rhesus has come down to us among the plays of Euripides but was probably the work either of fourth-century BC actors or producers heavily rewriting his original play or of a fourth-century author writing in competition. This edition explores the play as a 'postclassical' tragedy, composed when the plays of Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides had become the 'classical' canon. Its stylistic mannerisms, cerebral re-use of the motifs and language of fifth-century tragedy, and endemic experimentalism with various models of intertextuality exemplify the anxiety of influence of the Rhesus as a text that 'comes after' fifth-century drama and Book 10 of the Iliad. The anachronistic adaptations of the world of the epic heroes to the new reality of the polis and the irresistible rise of Macedonian power also reveal the Rhesus attempting to be both seriously intertextual with its models and seriously different from them.
Categories: History

More than Homer Knew Studies on Homer and His Ancient Commentators

More than Homer Knew     Studies on Homer and His Ancient Commentators

She is the author of The Birth of Literary Fiction in Ancient Greece (1998), Greeks and Pre-Greeks. ... Berlin/Boston 2015) and (with Franco Montanari and Anna Novokhatko) Fragmentation in Ancient Greek Drama (Berlin/Boston 2020).

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Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110695915

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 538

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This book contains a collection of twenty-one essays in honour of Professor Franco Montanari by eminent specialists on Homer, ancient Homeric scholarship, and the reception of the Homeric Epics in both ancient and modern times. It covers a wide range of important subjects, including neoanalysis and oral poetry, the Doloneia, the Homeric scholia, the theoretical premises of Aristarchean scholarship, and Homer in Sappho, Pindar, Comedy, Plato, and Hellenistic Poetry. As a whole, the contributions demonstrate the vitality of modern scholarship on Homeric poetry.
Categories: Literary Criticism