Journals Higher Education



Published: 14 February 2018

352 Pages | 4 black-and-white illustrations

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780198807728

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The Anatomy of Dance Discourse

Literary and Philosophical Approaches to Dance in the Later Graeco-Roman World

Karin Schlapbach

  • Juxtaposes ancient theorizations of dance with literary depictions of dance scenes, providing an overview of two ancient approaches to dance
  • Examines non-representational dance in addition to pantomime, highlighting a strikingly modern element of ancient dance discourse
  • Discusses a range of little-studied but important dance-related texts, including a Christian apocryphal text, Acts of John
  • Includes translations of all ancient sources and transliteration of key terms throughout, ensuring accessibility to readers at all levels of familiarity with ancient languages

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