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    DescriptionThis book is the first major study of the means by which the classical Athenians organised and funded their many festival choruses. It explores the mechanics of the institution by which a minority of rich citizens were required to arrange and pay for a festival chorus, including choruses for tragic and comic drama, and situates this duty within the range of occasions for elite leadership in Athens' elaborate festival calendar. Peter Wilson goes on to show the importance of the khoregia to our understanding of the workings of Athenian democracy itself, and to demonstrate the degree to which the institution was itself a highly performative occasion, an opportunity for elite display in the democratic environment. The post-classical history of the khoregia and its appearance in a wide range of other Greek communities are also examined.

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    The Athenian Institution of the Khoregia
    The Chorus, the City and the Stage
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Peter Wilson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 452
    Width: 174 mm
    Height: 247 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 800 g
    ISBN 13: 9780521542135
    ISBN 10: 0521542138

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.7
    BIC subject category V2: HBG
    BIC E4L: LIT
    B&T Book Type: FI
    BIC subject category V2: AN, HBLA
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
    Libri: I-HP
    BIC subject category V2: DSBB
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    B&T General Subject: 500
    Ingram Theme: CULT/GREECE
    Abridged Dewey: 808
    LC classification: P
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000, HIS002010, PER011020, LCO003000
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAG
    DC22: 792.0938
    DC21: 792.09385
    BISAC V2.8: HIS054000
    Thema V1.0: NHB, DSBB, ATD, NHC
    Edition statement
    Illustrations note
    31 b/w illus.
    Imprint name
    Publication date
    18 September 2003
    Publication City/Country
    Review quote
    "This is the first major modern account of the Athenian khoregia ... The author has reflected deeply on his subject and has given us a stimulating book.' Journal of Hellenic Studies
    Table of contents
    Introduction; Part I. The Institution: 1. Private wealth for public performance; 2. Organisation and operation; Part II. The Khoregia in Action: Social Performance and Symbolic Practice: 3. Aristocratic style; 4. Khoregia and democracy; 5. Monumentalising victory; Part III. Beyond Classical Athens: 6. Challenge, change, diffusion.