Archaic and Classical Choral Song: Performance, Politics and by Lucia Athanassaki,Ewen Lyall Bowie

By Lucia Athanassaki,Ewen Lyall Bowie

This e-book addresses the various interlocking difficulties in figuring out the modes of functionality, dissemination, and transmission of Greek poetry of the 7th to the 5th centuries BC whose first performers have been a choral workforce, occasionally making a song in a ritual context, occasionally in additional secular celebrations of victories in aggressive video games. It explores different methods this sort of workforce awarded itself and was once perceived via its audiences; where of tyrants, of alternative well-liked contributors and of groups in commissioning and investment choral performances and in securing the additional move of the songs' texts and song; the social and political position of choral songs and the level to which such songs persevered to be played either in and out the speedy family members and polis-community, even if chorally or in archaic Greece's very important cultural engine, the elite male symposium, with the final result that Athenian theatre audiences might be anticipated to understand allusion to or transforming of such poetic kinds in tragedy and comedy; and the way a variety of varieties of functionality contributed to transmission of written texts of the poems till they have been amassed and edited by means of Alexandrian students within the 3rd and moment centuries BC.

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