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Nothing to Do with Dionysos?: Athenian Drama in its Social Context

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These 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 co ...more
Paperback, 405 pages
Published May 5th 1992 by Princeton University Press (first published January 1st 1990)
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Kim Berkey
I only made my way through a handful of essays, but they were very interesting and well-written. I appreciated looking at the Dionysia through the lens of *social* context, and generally doing away with the myth/ritual tendencies that have dominated ancient studies beginning in the 1950s.
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