Dithyramb in Context (Hardback)
  • Dithyramb in Context (Hardback)
zoom

Dithyramb in Context (Hardback)

(editor), (editor)
£152.50
Hardback 508 Pages / Published: 27/06/2013
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
The dithyramb, a choral song associated mostly with the god Dionysos, is the longest-surviving form of collective performance in Greek culture, lasting in its shifting shapes from the seventh century BC into late antiquity. Yet it has always stood in the shadow of its more glamorous relations - tragedy, comedy, and the satyr-play. This volume, with contributions from international experts in the field, is the first to look at dithyramb in its entirety, understanding it as an important social and cultural phenomenon of Greek antiquity. Dithyramb in Context explores the idea that the dithyramb is much more than a complex poetic form: the history of the dithyramb is a history of changing performance cultures which form part of a continuous social process. How the dithyramb functions as a marker, as well as a carrier, of social change throughout Greek antiquity is expressed in themes as various as performance and ritual, poetics and intertextuality, music and dance, and history and politics. Drawing together literary critics, historians of religion, archaeologists, epigraphers, and historians, this volume applies a wide historical and geographical framework, scrutinizing the poetry and, for the first time, giving due weight to the evidence of epigraphy and the visual arts.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199574681
Number of pages: 508
Weight: 1030 g
Dimensions: 239 x 163 x 32 mm

You may also be interested in...

Poetics
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
The Tain
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Histories
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Histories
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
The Iliad
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
The Mighty Dead
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Odyssey
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
Classics: A Very Short Introduction
Added to basket
Republic
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
The Gallic War
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
The Mabinogion
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
The Aeneid
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
Metamorphoses
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
The Canterbury Tales
Added to basket

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.