Theatrical Reenactment in Pindar and Aeschylus

Theatrical Reenactment in Pindar and Aeschylus

In the next chapters, materiality emerges as a central feature of theatrical reenactment in Pindar and Aeschylus. The vocal surrogacy of embedded speech is shown to depend on objects, be they artisan tools or performing bodies.

Author: Anna Uhlig

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108481830

Category: Drama

Page: 319

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Argues that the songs of Pindar and Aeschylus share a "theatrical" spirit that illuminates choral performance in Classical Greece.
Categories: Drama

Reconstructing Satyr Drama

Reconstructing Satyr Drama

... (with Lyndsay Coo) of Aeschylus at Play: Studies in Aeschylean Satyr Drama, a themed issue of the Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies (2019), and author of Theatrical Reenactment in Pindar and Aeschylus (Cambridge, 2019).

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

Looking at Persians

Looking at Persians

Sommerstein , A. H. , Aeschylus , 3 vols, Cambridge , MA , 2008 . ... Uhlig , A. , Theatrical Reenactment in Pindar and Aeschylus , Cambridge , 2019 . van Wees , H. , Greek Warfare: Myths and Realities , London , 2004 . van Wees ...

Author: David Stuttard

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350227934

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 273

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Aeschylus' Persians is unique in being the only extant Greek tragedy on an historical subject: Greece's victory in 480 BC over the great Persian King, Xerxes, eight years before the play was written and first performed in 472 BC. Looking at Persians examines how Aeschylus responded to such a turning point in Athenian history and how his audience may have reacted to his play. As well as considering the play's relationship with earlier lost tragedies and discussing its central themes, including war, nature and the value of human life, the volume considers how Persians may have been staged in fifth-century Athens and how it has been performed today. The twelve essays presented here are written by prominent international academics and offer insightful analyses of the play from the perspectives of performance, history and society. Intended for readers ranging from school students and undergraduates to teachers and those interested in drama (including practitioners), this volume also includes an accurate, accessible and performance-friendly English translation of Persians by David Stuttard.
Categories: Literary Collections

The Female Characters of Fragmentary Greek Tragedy

The Female Characters of Fragmentary Greek Tragedy

He is currently working on fragments of Roman Republican drama for the new Loeb Fragmentary Republican Latin. ... Classical Studies (2019), and author of Theatrical Reenactment in Pindar and Aeschylus (Cambridge University Press, 2019).

Author: P. J. Finglass

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108495141

Category: Drama

Page: 297

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Sheds new light on the topic of women in tragedy by focusing on neglected evidence from the fragments.
Categories: Drama

The Philosophical Stage

The Philosophical Stage

Drama and Dialectic in Classical Athens Joshua Billings ... “The Dramatic Background of the Arguments with Callicles, Euripides''Antiope,' and an Athenian Anti- Intellectual Argument. ... Theatrical Reenactment in Pindar and Aeschylus.

Author: Joshua Billings

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691205182

Category: Drama

Page: 286

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"In this book, classicist Joshua Billings considers classical Greek drama as intellectual history. Developing an innovative approach to dramatic form as a mode of philosophical thought, Billings recasts early Greek intellectual history as a conversation across types of discourses and demonstrates the significance of dramatic reflections on widely-shared conceptual questions. He integrates evidence from tragedy, comedy, and satyr play into the development of early Greek philosophy in order to place poetry at the center of Greek thought. He thus offers a substantially new history and map of classical intellectual culture: drama, on his view, appears as our best source for understanding the thought of the fifth century, while at the same time revealing significant tensions and anxieties in the development of philosophy. At the heart of the book is a novel approach to the philosophical qualities of drama. Though dramatists and their works have been considered philosophical in a variety of ways going back to antiquity, scholarly approaches have consistently taken "literature" and "philosophy" as defined categories, tracing more or less direct connections between one and the other. On the contrary, Billings argues that neither "literature" nor "philosophy" were available as stable categories in the fifth century. Rather he describes the way that drama treats issues that would come to be called philosophical, without relying on assumptions concerning what constitutes philosophical method or literary form. Drama develops a kind of method that allows it to pose and pursue conceptual questions in dramatic form which Billings describes as the "philosophical poetics" of drama"--
Categories: Drama

Greek Lyric of the Archaic and Classical Periods

Greek Lyric of the Archaic and Classical Periods

'Stesichorus on Stage. ... In Imagining Reperformance in Ancient Culture: Studies in the Traditions of Drama and Lyric, edited by Richard L. Hunter and Anna S. Uhlig, 111–37. ... Theatrical Reenactment in Pindar and Aeschylus.

Author: David Fearn

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004424371

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 119

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What is distinctive about Greek lyric? How should we conceptualize it in relation to literature, song, music, rhetoric, history? This discussion investigates such questions, analysing a range of influential methodologies that have shaped the recent history of the field.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Reception in the Greco Roman World

Reception in the Greco Roman World

'Présence et image des poètes lyriques dans le théâtre d'Aristophane'. ... 'Ancient Readers of Pindar's “Epinicians” in Egypt: Evidence from Papyri'. In Agocs, P., Carey, ... Theatrical Reenactment in Pindar and Aeschylus. Cambridge.

Author: Marco Fantuzzi

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781009007627

Category: History

Page:

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The embrace of reception theory has been one of the hallmarks of classical studies over the last 30 years. This volume builds on the critical insights thereby gained to consider reception within Greek antiquity itself. Reception, like 'intertextuality', places the emphasis on the creative agency of the later 'receiver' rather than the unilateral influence of the 'transmitter'. It additionally shines the spotlight on transitions into new cultural contexts, on materiality, on intermediality and on the body. Essays range chronologically from the archaic to the Byzantine periods and address literature (prose and verse; Greek, Roman and Greco-Jewish), philosophy, papyri, inscriptions and dance. Whereas the conventional image of ancient Greek classicism is one of quiet reverence, this book, by contrast, demonstrates how rumbustious, heterogeneous and combative it could be.
Categories: History

Exploring Gender Diversity in the Ancient World

Exploring Gender Diversity in the Ancient World

She is author of Theatrical Reenactment in Pindar and Aeschylus (Cambridge 2019) and co-editor (with Richard Hunter) of Imagining Reperformance in Ancient Culture: Studies in the Traditions of Drama and Lyric (Cambridge 2017).

Author: Surtees Allison Surtees

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9781474447072

Category: History

Page: 280

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Explores how binary gender and behaviours of gender were actively challenged in classical antiquityProvides a focus on gender on its own terms and outside the context of sex and sexuality Offers an interdisciplinary approach, appealing to Classicists, Ancient Historians, and Archaeologists, as well as audiences working outside the ancient world, in Gender Studies, Transgender Studies, LGBTQ+ Studies, Anthropology, and Women's StudiesCovers a broad time period (6th c. BCE - 3rd c. CE) and addresses both textual evidence and material culture (vases, sculpture, wall painting)Provides history of gender identities and behaviours previously ignored or suppressed by disciplinary practicesGender identity and expression in ancient cultures are questioned in these 15 essays in light of our new understandings of sex and gender. Using contemporary theory and methodologies this book opens up a new history of gender diversity from the ancient world to our own, encouraging us to reconsider those very understandings of sex and gender identity. New analyses of ancient Greek and Roman culture that reveal a history of gender diverse individuals that has not been recognised until recently.Taking an interdisciplinary approach these essays will appeal to classicists, ancient historians, archaeologists as well as those working in gender studies, transgender studies, LGBTQ+ studies, anthropology and women's studies.
Categories: History

Ammianus Marcellinus From Soldier to Author

Ammianus Marcellinus From Soldier to Author

Theatrical reenactment in Pindar and Aeschylus. Cambridge and New York: 1–19 (Introduction). Vera, D. (1979). “Le statue del senato di Roma in onore di Flavio Teodosio e l'equilibrio dei poteri imperiali in età teodosiana”, Athenaeum 57 ...

Author:

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004525351

Category: History

Page: 432

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Ammianus Marcellinus was a soldier and an author. This book explores how his experience of 4th-century military life affected his writing of history and conversely how his knowledge of literature influenced his writing about the Roman army.
Categories: History

Pindar s Homer

Pindar s Homer

Athenian drama , the act of reenactment , mimeisthai , is equivalent to acting out the role of a mythical figure ( e.g. , Aristophanes ... Cf. Aeschylus Libation - Bearers 564 and the commentary Oral Poetry and Ancient Greek Poetry O 43.

Author: Francis Jones Professor of Classical Literature and Professor of Comparative Literature Director Center for Hellenic Studies Gregory Nagy

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015017974679

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 546

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Nagy challenges the widely held view that the development of lyric poetry in Greece represents the rise of individual innovation over collective tradition. Arguing that Greek lyric represents a tradition in its own right, Nagy shows how the form of Greek epic is in fact a differentiation of forms found in Greek lyric. Throughout, he progressively broadens the definition of lyric to the point where it becomes the basis for defining epic, rather than the other way around.
Categories: Literary Criticism