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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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Book Details

ISBN: 9780199277476
ISBN-10: 0199277478
Format: Hardback
(220mm x 140mm x 30mm)
Pages: 456
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 14-Jun-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Peter Wilson

Peter Wilson is William Ritchie Professor of Classics at the University of Sydney.

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