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Lycurgan Athens and the Making of Classical Tragedy

Lycurgan Athens and the Making of Classical Tragedy

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  • Through a series of interdisciplinary studies this book argues that the Athenians themselves invented the notion of 'classical' tragedy just a few generations after the city's defeat in the Peloponnesian War. In the third quarter of the fourth century BC, and specifically during the 'Lycurgan Era' (338–322 BC), a number of measures were taken in Athens to affirm to the Greek world that the achievement of tragedy was owed to the unique character of the city. By means of rhetoric, architecture, inscriptions, statues, archives and even legislation, the 'classical' tragedians (Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides) and their plays came to be presented as both the products and vital embodiments of an idealised Athenian past. This study marks the first account of Athens' invention of its own theatrical heritage and sheds new light upon the interaction between the city's literary and political history.

    • Provides the first comprehensive account of the early Athenian reception of classical tragedy
    • Adopts an interdisciplinary approach to Athenian literary history
    • Translates all Greek
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    • Date Published: July 2014
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9781139990899
    • contains: 8 b/w illus. 1 table
    • availability: Adobe Reader ebooks available from eBooks.com
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction: through the Lycurgan looking glass
    Part I. Classical Tragedy and the Lycurgan Programme:
    1. Civic poetry in Lycurgus' Against Leocrates
    2. Scripts and statues, or a law of Lycurgus' own
    3. Site of change, site of memory: the 'Lycurgan' Theatre of Dionysus
    Part II. Reading the Theatrical Heritage:
    4. Courtroom drama: Aeschines and Demosthenes
    5. Classical tragedy and its comic lovers
    6. Aristotle and the theatre of Athens
    Epilogue: classical tragedy in the age of Macedon.

  • Author

    Johanna Hanink, Brown University, Rhode Island
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