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Greek Tragedy After the Fifth Century


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Introduction Antonis K. Petrides; Part I. Texts: 1. Greek tragedy in the fourth century: the fragments Vayos Liapis and Theodoros K. Stephanopoulos; 2. The Rhesus Almut Fries; 3. Hellenistic tragedy and satyr-drama: Lycophron's Alexandra Simon Hornblower; 4. The Exagoge of Ezekiel the tragedian Pierluigi Lanfranchi; Part II. Contexts and Developments: 5. Beyond Athens: the expansion of Greek tragedy from the fourth century onwards Brigitte Le Guen; 6. Theater performance after the fifth century Anne Duncan and Vayos Liapis; 7. Music and dance in tragedy after the fifth century Mark Griffith; 8. The fifth century and after: (dis)continuities in Greek tragedy Francis Dunn; 9. Society and politics in post-fifth century tragedy David M. Carter; Part III. Transmission and Reception: 10. Attitudes towards tragedy from the second sophistic to late antiquity Ruth Webb; 11. Scholars and scholarship on tragedy Johanna Hanink.

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What happened to Greek tragedy after the death of Euripides? This book provides some answers, and a broad historical overview.

About the Author

Vayos Liapis is Professor of Ancient Theatre and its Reception at the Open University of Cyprus. His latest book is A Commentary on the 'Rhesus' Attributed to Euripides (2011). He is currently co-editing Adapting Greek Tragedy (Cambridge, forthcoming). Antonis K. Petrides is Associate Professor of Classics at the Open University of Cyprus. He is the author of Menander, New Comedy and the Visual (Cambridge, 2014) and the co-editor of New Perspectives on Postclassical Comedy (2010). He is currently preparing a new critical edition and commentary on Menander's Dyskolos.


'The book as a whole is amply documented and makes a valuable addition to the now burgeoning study of 'postclassical' tragic theatre.' Martin Cropp, Bryn Mawr Classical Review

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