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    DescriptionThese critically diverse and innovative essays are aimed at restoring the social context of ancient Greek drama. Theatrical productions, which included music and dancing, were civic events in honor of the god Dionysos and were attended by a politically stratified community, whose delegates handled all details from the seating arrangements to the qualifications of choral competitors. The growing complexity of these performances may have provoked the Athenian saying 'nothing to do with Dionysos' implying that theater had lost its exclusive focus on its patron. This collection considers how individual plays and groups of dramas pertained to the concerns of the body politic and how these issues were presented in the convention of the stage and as centerpieces of civic ceremonies. The contributors, in addition to the editors, include Simon Goldhill, Jeffrey Henderson, David Konstan, Franois Lissarrague, Oddone Longo, Nicole Loraux, Josiah Ober, Ruth Padel, James Redfield, Niall W. Slater, Barry Strauss, and Jesper Svenbro.

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    Nothing to Do with Dionysos?
    Athenian Drama in Its Social Context
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by John J. Winkler, Edited by Froma I. Zeitlin
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 440
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 612 g
    ISBN 13: 9780691015255
    ISBN 10: 0691015252

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    BIC E4L: HIS
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    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
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    BIC subject category V2: DSBB
    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2AHA
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    B&T General Subject: 431
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25770
    Abridged Dewey: 938
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010, LIT004190
    LC classification: DF
    DC20: 882.01
    BIC subject category V2: 2AHA, 1QDAG
    DC22: 813.087
    Thema V1.0: DSG, NHTB, DSBB, JBCC
    Edition statement
    Illustrations note
    23 b&w illustrations
    Princeton University Press
    Imprint name
    Princeton University Press
    Publication date
    05 May 1992
    Publication City/Country
    New Jersey
    Review quote
    "[A] valuable volume... [The essays] are generally not only adventurous and various, but ... thought-provoking advances."--Oliver Taplin, The Times Literary Supplement
    Back cover copy
    'The more we learn about the original production of tragedies and comedies in Athens the more it seems wrong even to call them plays in the modern sense of the word, ' write the editors in this collection of critically diverse innovative essays aimed at restoring the social context of ancient Greek drama.