A Guide to Ancient Greek Drama

Editor/Author Storey, Ian C. and Allan, Arlene
Publication Year: 2014
Publisher: Wiley

Single-User Purchase Price: $46.95
Unlimited-User Purchase Price: $70.43
ISBN: 978-1-11-845512-8
Category: History - History, Ancient
Image Count: 33
Book Status: Available
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Revised and updated, this second edition of Wileys guide to ancient Greek drama offers a concise and accessible introduction. The text offers insights into ancient Greek dramas political and cultural context and examines its core themes. In addition to critical essays on playwrights, the contents include material on the origins and conventions of drama, the theater, the performers, and the relationship between drama and the worship of Dionysos, the Greek god of ritual, wine, and festivity.

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Table of Contents

  • Preface to the First Edition
  • Preface to the Second Edition
  • List of Figures
  • List of Maps and Plans
  • Abbreviations and Signs
  • 1 Aspects of Ancient Greek Drama
  • Drama
  • The Dramatic Festivals
  • The Theatrical Space
  • The Performance
  • Drama, Dionysos and the Polis
  • 2 Greek Tragedy
  • On the Nature of Greek Tragedy
  • Aeschylus
  • Sophokles
  • Euripides
  • The Other Tragedians
  • 3 The Satyr-Drama
  • Cyclops
  • 4 Greek Comedy
  • Origins
  • Old Comedy (486 – ca. 385)
  • The Generations of Old Comedy
  • Aristophanes
  • Greek Comedy and the Phlyax-vases
  • Middle Comedy
  • Menander and New Comedy
  • 5 Approaching Greek Drama
  • Formal Criticism
  • Interdisciplinary Approaches
  • Visual Interpretations
  • Reception Studies
  • 6 Play Synopses
  • Aeschylus' Persians
  • Aeschylus' Seven against Thebes
  • Aeschylus' Suppliants
  • Aeschylus' Oresteia
  • Aeschylus' Agamemnon
  • Aeschylus' Libation-Bearers (Choephoroe)
  • Aeschylus' Eumenides (Furies)
  • Aeschylus' Prometheus Bound
  • Sophokles' Ajax
  • Sophokles' Antigone
  • Sophokles' Trachinian Women
  • Sophokles' Oedipus Tyrannos
  • Sophokles' Elektra
  • Sophokles' Philoktetes
  • Sophokles' Oedipus at Kolonos
  • Euripides' Alkestis
  • Euripides' Medea
  • Euripides' Children of Herakles
  • Euripides' Hippolytos
  • Euripides' Andromache
  • Euripides' Hecuba
  • Euripides' Suppliant Women
  • Euripides' Elektra
  • Euripides' Herakles
  • Euripides' Trojan Women
  • Euripides' Iphigeneia among the Taurians
  • Euripides' Ion
  • Euripides' Helen
  • Euripides' Phoenician Women
  • Euripides' Orestes
  • Euripides' Iphigeneia at Aulis
  • Euripides' Bacchae
  • Euripides' Cyclops
  • [Euripides'] Rhesos
  • Aristophanes' Acharnians
  • Aristophanes' Knights
  • Aristophanes' Wasps
  • Aristophanes' Peace
  • Aristophanes' Clouds
  • Aristophanes' Birds
  • Aristophanes' Lysistrate
  • Aristophanes' Women at the Thesmophoria
  • Aristophanes' Frogs
  • Aristophanes' Assembly-Women
  • Aristophanes' Wealth
  • Menander's The Grouch
  • Menander's Samian Woman
  • A Note on Meter
  • Glossary of Names and Terms
  • Timeline
  • Further Reading