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Gilbert Murray on Greek Literature: The Great/Greek Man's Burden

Mark Griffith

in Gilbert Murray Reassessed: Hellenism, Theatre, and International Politics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199208791
eISBN:
9780191709029
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208791.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter argues that Murray is best seen as a man who articulated contemporary concerns with supreme skill in a period of transition. It cites two main phases, or two modes to Gilbert Murray's ... More


Women Represented: Ritual in Drama

Barbara Goff

in Citizen Bacchae: Women's Ritual Practice in Ancient Greece

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520239982
eISBN:
9780520930582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520239982.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

Some analysis privileges the practices of sacrifice, marriage, and agriculture, and the homologies among women show how the proper performance of Greek culture guarantees a healthy community and the ... More


The Language of Doric Comedy

Albio C. Cassio

in The Language of Greek Comedy

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199245475
eISBN:
9780191714993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199245475.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter presents an outline of Epicharmean grammar and assigns to Epicharmus an important place in the linguistic history of Greek literature. It argues that Epicharmus' fragments open up a ... More


The Theatrical Cast of Athens: Interactions between Ancient Greek Drama and Society

Edith Hall

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199298891
eISBN:
9780191711459
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199298891.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This study explores the numerous different ways in which we can understand the relationship between the real, social world in which the Athenians lived and the theatrical roles that they invented. In ... More


Gilbert Murray's Greek Editions

Christopher Collard

in Gilbert Murray Reassessed: Hellenism, Theatre, and International Politics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199208791
eISBN:
9780191709029
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208791.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter considers the different aspects of Murray's engagement with Greek texts. It examines Murray's textual editing, an area of his work which is conventionally dismissed, and even ignored. ... More


The Politics of Form

Victoria Wohl

in Euripides and the Politics of Form

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691166506
eISBN:
9781400866403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691166506.003.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This introductory chapter sets out the book's purpose, namely to prove the very simple proposition that in Euripidean tragedy, dramatic form is a kind of political content. The project is motivated ... More


Genealogy of the Tragic: Greek Tragedy and German Philosophy

Joshua Billings

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159232
eISBN:
9781400852505
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159232.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Why did Greek tragedy and “the tragic” come to be seen as essential to conceptions of modernity? And how has this belief affected modern understandings of Greek drama? This book answers these and ... More


Satyric Play: The Evolution of Greek Comedy and Satyr Drama

Carl Shaw

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199950942
eISBN:
9780190222949
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199950942.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Satyric Play is the first book to offer an integrated analysis of Greek comedy and satyr drama. Using a literary-historical approach, it argues that comedy and satyr plays influenced each other in ... More


Wilde and the Emergence of Literary Drama, 1880–1895

Clare L. E. Foster

in Oscar Wilde and Classical Antiquity

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198789260
eISBN:
9780191831119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198789260.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines Wilde’s championship of serious theatre and the authentic performance text by analysing his reviews of the first so-called ‘archaeological’ productions of Greek plays and ... More


Between Texts and Contexts: Moderns against Ancients in the Reception of Ancient Tragedy in Greece (1900–1933)*

Eleni Papazoglou

in Re-imagining the Past: Antiquity and Modern Greek Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199672752
eISBN:
9780191774324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199672752.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

In the first decades of the last century, while the holy cause of ancient tragedy’s ‘revival’ was becoming established in Greece, there were some, among them Grigorios Xenopoulos, who claimed that ... More


Incidental Music and the Revival of Greek Tragedy from the Italian Renaissance to German Romanticism

Jason Geary

in Ancient Drama in Music for the Modern Stage

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199558551
eISBN:
9780191808432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199558551.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter provides a broad overview of the music written for productions of ancient drama from the late sixteenth century to the mid-nineteenth century, highlighting the extent to which composers ... More


Introduction: Greek Drama without the Gods?

Mary Lefkowitz

in Euripides and the Gods

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780199752058
eISBN:
9780190463113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199752058.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

In modern productions, translators and directors, aided by our own imaginations, edit the gods away in order to concentrate on human action. Because modern readers do not try to comprehend the ... More


Post-Apartheid Electra: In the City of Paradise

Elke Steinmeyer

in Classics in Post-Colonial Worlds

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199296101
eISBN:
9780191712135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296101.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

In 1998, four years after the first free elections in South Africa, the Cape Town producer (and actor) Mark Fleishman and his team put a new adaptation of the Electra myth on the stage of the ... More


Between Jerusalem and Athens: Israeli Theatre and the Classical Tradition

Nurit Yaari

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198746676
eISBN:
9780191808531
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198746676.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

How does a theatrical tradition emerge in the fields of dramatic writing and artistic performance? Can a culture, in which theatre played no part in the past, create a theatrical tradition in real ... More


Introduction

Melinda Powers

in Diversifying Greek Tragedy on the Contemporary US Stage

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198777359
eISBN:
9780191823077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198777359.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The Introduction begins by providing a brief overview of the reception of Greek drama by under-represented communities in nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century America. After situating the book’s ... More


Conclusion

Mary Lefkowitz

in Euripides and the Gods

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780199752058
eISBN:
9780190463113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199752058.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

At the end of dramas the gods may not have solved all problems, that does not mean that Euripides sought to have his original audiences cease to honor them. On the contrary, it reminds us that the ... More


Ancient Greece on British Television

Fiona Hobden and Amanda Wrigley (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474412599
eISBN:
9781474449526
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474412599.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

Ancient Greece has inspired television producers and captivated viewing audiences in the United Kingdom for over half a century. By examining how and why political, social and cultural narratives of ... More


Euripides and the Gods

Mary Lefkowitz

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780199752058
eISBN:
9780190463113
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199752058.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Although modern readers continue to believe that in his dramas Euripides was questioning the nature and sometimes even the existence of the gods, and that through his dramas he sought to reveal the ... More


‘smoking centuries of hecatombs’: Cummings and Translation

J. Alison Rosenblitt

in E. E. Cummings' Modernism and the Classics: Each Imperishable Stanza

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780198767152
eISBN:
9780191821332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198767152.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Chapter 3 discusses the translations from Greek and Latin which constitute a formative element in Cummings’ relationship to the Classics and which are reproduced in full for the first time in the ... More


Dodds’ Bacchae

S.P. Oakley

in Classical Commentaries: Explorations in a Scholarly Genre

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780199688982
eISBN:
9780191768088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199688982.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores what Dodds achieved in his Bacchae (1944, 1960). It presents some of the archival material that relates to the genesis of the commentary. It contains both discussion of Dodds’ ... More


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