The Greek theatre and festivals: documentary studies

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A collection of essays, by leading international scholars, on the history of the Greek theatre, and on the wider context of festival culture in which theatrical activity took place in the Greek world. The emphasis is on the documentary material - inscriptions, archaeological remains and monuments - which provides so much of our 'hard' evidence for the activities of the theatre. Much of the important material discussed here is unknown except to specialists, and these studies offer access to its interpretation to a wider audience. They cover a wide range of time and place, from the earliest days of the Greek theatre to the Roman period, with special emphasis on the neglected Hellenistic period, which is especially rich in documentary evidence.
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table_of_contents Deconstructing festivals / William Slater -- Theatre rituals / Angelos Chaniotis -- The organisation of music contests in the Hellenistic period and artists' participation : an attempt at classification / Sophia Aneziri -- The men who built the theatres : theatropolai, theatronai, and arkhitektones / Eric Csapo ; with an archaeological appendix by Hans Rupprecht Goette -- Choregic monuments and the Athenian democracy / Hans Rupprecht Goette -- Performance in the Pythion : the Athenian Thargelia / Peter Wilson -- Dithyramb, tragedy, and Cyrene / Paola Ceccarelli and Silvia Milanezi -- A horse from Teos : epigraphical notes on the Ionian-Hellespontine Association of Dionysiac Artists / John Ma -- Kraton, son of Zotichos : artists' associations and monarchic power in the Hellenistic period / Brigitte Le Guen -- Theoria and theatre at Samothrace : the Dardanos by Dymas of Iasos / Ian Rutherford -- The Dionysia at Iasos : its artists, patrons, and audience / Charles Crowther -- An opisthographic lead tablet from Sicily with a financial document and a curse concerning choregoi / David Jordan -- Sicilian choruses / Peter Wilson.
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