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    DescriptionThe specially-commissioned essays in this 1999 book discuss the ways in which performance is central to the practice and ideology of democracy in classical Athens. From theatre to law-court to gymnasium to symposium, performance is a basic part of Athenian society; how do these different areas interrelate and inform the politics and culture of the democratic city? Drama, rhetoric, philosophy, literature and art are all discussed by leading scholars in this interdisciplinary volume.


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    Title
    Performance Culture and Athenian Democracy
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Simon Goldhill, Edited by Robin Osborne
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 430
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 236 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 590 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521642477
    ISBN 10: 0521642477
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    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBG
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
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    BISAC V2.8: PER000000
    DC22: 938.5
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    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
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    LC classification: DF275 .P47 1999
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    Thema V1.0: NHB, ATD, NHC
    Edition statement
    New.
    Illustrations note
    5 b/w illus.
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    01 July 1999
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Review quote
    'The diversity of the essays as well as the originality, distinction and provocative quality of many of them make this volume a fine contribution to performance studies.' Journal of Hellenic Studies
    Table of contents
    1. Programme notes Simon Goldhill; Part I. The Performance of Drama: 2. Spreading the word through performance Oliver Taplin; 3. The aulos in Athens Peter Wilson; 4. Actor's song in tragedy Edith Hall; Part II. The Drama of Performance: 5. Performative aspects of the choral voice in Greek tragedy: civic identity in performance Claude Calame; 6. Actors and voices: reading between the lines in Aeschines and Demosthenes Pat Easterling; 7. Aristophanes: the performance of Utopia in the Ecclesiazusae Froma Zeitlin; Part III. Rhetoric and Performance: 8. The rhetoric of anti-rhetoric in Athenian oratory Jon Hesk; 9. Reading Homer from the rostrum: poems and laws in Aeschines' In Timarchum Andrew Ford; 10. Plato and the performance of dialogue Simon Goldhill and Sitta von Reden; Part IV. Ritual and State: Visuality and the Performance of Citizenship: 11. Processional performance and the democratic polis Athena Kavoulaki; 12. The spectacular and the obscure in Athenian religion Michael H. Jameson; 13. Inscribing performance Robin Osborne; 14. Publicity and performance: kalos inscriptions in Attic vase-painting Francois Lissarrague.