A Guide to Ancient Greek Drama

by Ian C. Storey & Arlene Allan

Publisher: Wiley

Series: Blackwell Guides to Classical Literature

Publication Date: April 22, 2016

ISBN: 9781118455111

Binding: Kobo eBook

Availability: eBook

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This newly updated second edition features wide-ranging, systematically organized scholarship in a concise introduction to ancient Greek drama, which flourished from the sixth to third century BC.

  • Covers all three genres of ancient Greek drama – tragedy, comedy, and satyr-drama
  • Surveys the extant work of Aeschylus, Sophokles, Euripides, Aristophanes, and Menander, and includes entries on ‘lost’ playwrights
  • Examines contextual issues such as the origins of dramatic art forms; the conventions of the festivals and the theater; drama’s relationship with the worship of Dionysos; political dimensions of drama; and how to read and watch Greek drama
  • Includes single-page synopses of every surviving ancient Greek play