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Published: 22 June 2017

280 Pages


ISBN: 9780198747260

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Greek Tragedy on the Move

The Birth of a Panhellenic Art Form c. 500-300 BC

Edmund Stewart

  • Offers the first full study of tragedy on the move in the archaic and classical periods, demonstrating how it was part of a general culture of wandering and travel
  • Radically redefines Athenian festival culture as panhellenic rather than 'Athenocentric', drawing on evidence for performances by non-Athenian performers at festivals in the city
  • Breaks new ground in considering tragic poets as professionals and in demonstrating the link between professionalism and mobility
  • Provides a complete list of the settings of Greek tragedy from 218 extant and fragmentary plays