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Performance Culture and Athenian Democracy

Performance Culture and Athenian Democracy

Simon Goldhill
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These new and especially commissioned essays discuss the ways in which performance is central to the practice and ideology of democracy in classical Athens. From theater 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.
Language
English
Pages
430
Format
Hardcover
Publisher
Cambridge University Press
Release
June 24, 1999
ISBN
0521642477
ISBN 13
9780521642477

Performance Culture and Athenian Democracy

Simon Goldhill
0/5 ( ratings)
These new and especially commissioned essays discuss the ways in which performance is central to the practice and ideology of democracy in classical Athens. From theater 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.
Language
English
Pages
430
Format
Hardcover
Publisher
Cambridge University Press
Release
June 24, 1999
ISBN
0521642477
ISBN 13
9780521642477

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