Performance Culture and Athenian Democracy by Simon Goldhill
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Performance Culture and Athenian Democracy
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Performance Culture and Athenian Democracy

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Performance Culture and Athenian Democracy by Simon Goldhill

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The specially-commissioned essays in this 1999 book discuss the ways in which performance is central to the practice and ideology of democracy in classical Athens. From theatre 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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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521604314
ISBN-10: 0521604311
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 24mm)
Pages: 432
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 5-Aug-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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