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Tragedy and Athenian religion

Author: Christiane Sourvinou-Inwood
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Lexington Books, ©2003.
Series: Greek studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A radical re-examination of the relationship between Greek tragedy and religion. Based on a reconstruction of the context in which tragedy was generated as a ritual performance, it shows that  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Sourvinou-Inwood, Christiane.
Tragedy and Athenian religion.
Lanham, Md. : Lexington Books, ©2003
(OCoLC)647092235
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Christiane Sourvinou-Inwood
ISBN: 0739103997 9780739103999 0739104004 9780739104002
OCLC Number: 50434352
Description: xvi, 545 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: On the Jackson Lectures --
Tragedy, Audiences, and Religion --
Tragedy and Religion: Shifting Perspectives and Ancient Filters --
Setting Out the Distances: Religion, Audiences, and the World of Tragedy --
Filters and Distances --
Tragic Settings and Shifting Distances --
Zooming and Distancing in Action: Euripides' Erechtheus and Iphigeneia in Tauris --
Performances outside Athens: Aeschylus' Aitnaiai and Euripides' Archelaos --
Preferred Setting and Religious Exploration; Universality and Its Construction --
Ritual Context, Tragic Performance and Permeability --
The Ritual Context --
The Great Dionysia: A Reconstruction --
Reconstruction and Methodology --
The Festival: Xenismos of Dionysos, Komos, Procession, Sacrifices, and Performances --
Literary, Epigraphical, and Comparative Evidence --
Topographical Evidence and Further Comparative Evidence; Pindar, Dithyramb fr. 75 --
The Reconstruction of the City Dionysia: A Summary --
Changes and Developments: The Early History of the Great Dionysia --
Changes and Beginnings: The Polis Dimension --
A Process of Bricolage: City Dionysia, Anthesteria, and Other Festivals --
Reconstructing the Early Festival --
The Early City Dionysia and Its Developments: A Summary --
Lenaia and Lenaion --
[Re]constructing the Beginnings --
Tragodoi and the Emergence of Tragedy --
Tragodoi and Tragos Sacrifice --
Singing at the Sacrifice --
From Sacrificial Hymns to Prototragedy: Mythological Content and Problematization --
From Sacrificial Hymns to Prototragedy: Some Reconstructions.
Series Title: Greek studies.
Responsibility: Christiane Sourvinou-Inwood.
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