Guide to Ancient Greek Drama by Ian C. Storey
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Guide to Ancient Greek Drama
By Ian C. Storey

A Guide to Ancient Greek Drama

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Guide to Ancient Greek Drama by Ian C. Storey

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This Blackwell Guide introduces ancient Greek drama, which flourished principally in Athens from the sixth century BC to the third century BC. * A broad-ranging and systematically organised introduction to ancient Greek drama. * Discusses all three genres of Greek drama - tragedy, comedy, and satyr play. * Provides overviews of the five surviving playwrights - Aeschylus, Sophokles, Euripides, Aristophanes, and Menander, and brief entries on lost playwrights. * Covers contextual issues such as: the origins of dramatic art forms; the conventions of the festivals and the theatre; the relationship between drama and the worship of Dionysos; the political dimension; and how to read and watch Greek drama. * Includes 46 one-page synopses of each of the surviving plays.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781405102155
ISBN-10: 1405102152
Format: Paperback
(244mm x 173mm x 25mm)
Pages: 336
Imprint: Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 2-Dec-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Ian C. Storey

Ian C. Storey is Professor of Classics and Ancient History and Principal of Otonabee College, Trent University, Ontario. He is the author of Eupolis: Poet of Old Comedy (2003). Arlene Allan is Assistant Professor of Classics and Ancient History, Trent University, Ontario.

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