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Aeginetan Odes, Reperformance, and Pindaric Intertextuality

Andrew Morrison

in Aegina: Contexts for Choral Lyric Poetry: Myth, History, and Identity in the Fifth Century BC

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199546510
eISBN:
9780191594922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546510.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter investigates the different performances (including reperformances) and audiences of Pindar's Aeginetan odes, one of the two main clusters of Pindaric odes for victors from one locale ... More


Electra’s Urns: Receptacles and Tragic Reception

Melissa Mueller

in Objects As Actors: Props and the Poetics of Performance in Greek Tragedy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226312958
eISBN:
9780226313009
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226313009.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Chapter 5 offers a new reading of the urn in Sophocles’ Electra, an object that casts Electra unexpectedly into the role of a mourning mother on the model of Niobe. Even before it materializes on ... More


Pindar and the Poetics of Permanence

Henry Spelman

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198821274
eISBN:
9780191860645
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198821274.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This work is concerned with Pindar and archaic Greek literary culture. Part One discusses Pindar’s relationship to his audiences. It demonstrates how his victory odes address an audience present at ... More


Greek Festival Choruses in and out of Contex t

Felix Budelmann

in Choruses, Ancient and Modern

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199670574
eISBN:
9780191759086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199670574.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

In ‘Greek Festival Choruses in and out of Context’, Felix Budelmann explores the paradoxical status of Archaic and Classical Greek festival choruses as both of and not of the occasion. These ... More


Epigraphic Literacy in Fifth-century Epinician and its Audiences

Joseph Day

in Inscriptions and their Uses in Greek and Latin Literature

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199665747
eISBN:
9780191758201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665747.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Non-Classical

This chapter concerns the reception of verse inscriptions (epigrams) on dedications in archaic and fifth-century Greece. Literary accounts of reading inscriptions are in short supply, but indirect ... More


Coda: Moving Fields, Modernity, and the Bacchic Chorus

Kélina Gotman

in Choreomania: Dance and Disorder

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190840419
eISBN:
9780190840457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190840419.003.0013
Subject:
Music, Dance

Modernity can be understood as the cultivation of a fantasy about the past: in the case of choreomania, this ‘past’ was imagined as a rumbling horde, a Bacchic chorus against which purposeful ... More


Secondary Audiences

Henry Spelman

in Pindar and the Poetics of Permanence

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198821274
eISBN:
9780191860645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198821274.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Chapter I lays the groundwork by showing how Pindar’s epinicians, despite being occasional poetry, take into account audiences beyond their first performance. Using the texts themselves as evidence, ... More


Event and Artefact: From Performance to Permanence

Henry Spelman

in Pindar and the Poetics of Permanence

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198821274
eISBN:
9780191860645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198821274.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines the interplay between first performance and subsequent reception in fifth-century lyric and especially in Pindar’s epinicians. It describes how poems trace their own travels ... More


Closing the Book: Olympian 14

Tom Phillips

in Pindar's Library: Performance Poetry and Material Texts

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780198745730
eISBN:
9780191808166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198745730.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter comprises readings of Olympian 14 both as a performance piece and as the final poem in the Olympian book. The first part focuses on the presentation of Graces and how the poem interacted ... More


Event and Artefact: The , Archaic Lyric, and Early Greek Literary History

Henry Spelman

in Textual Events: Performance and the Lyric in Early Greece

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198805823
eISBN:
9780191843723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198805823.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines the Homeric Hymn to Apollo as a case study in order to explore early Greek ideas of authorship, occasionality, literary permanence, and reception. The comparanda deployed come ... More


The Chorus in ‘Old’ Tragedy

Lucy C. M. M. Jackson

in The Chorus of Drama in the Fourth Century BCE: Presence and Representation

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780198844532
eISBN:
9780191880025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198844532.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The practice of revival and reperformance of drama in the fourth century, a practice illuminated by recent scholarship, allows for a recalibration of the view of fourth-century dramatic choral ... More


Conclusion: Breaching Experiments and Social Bodies

Catherine Spencer

in Beyond the Happening: Performance art and the politics of communication

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781526144454
eISBN:
9781526155573
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526144461.00011
Subject:
Art, Art History

The conclusion assesses the impact of performance art’s imbrication with communications theory on contemporary practice, focusing on how artists have used the tactic of the breaching experiment to ... More


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