Performance Culture and Athenian Democracy...

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Publisher  Cambridge University Press
Publication Date   August 5, 2004
ISBN  0521604311
Pages  432

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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.

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