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Hesiod and Tragedy  

Alan H. Sommerstein

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Sep 2018
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Aug 2018
The only Hesiodic myths taken up by the Greek tragic dramatists are the related stories of Prometheus and the first woman (Pandora); these were exploited in satyr-dramas by Aeschylus and ... More

Performance and Text in Ancient Greece  

Gregory Nagy

Print publication date:
Aug 2009
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Sep 2012
This article points out that many Greek texts were conceived as scripts for performance, rather than as literature designed for readers. Even the Greek alphabet, the first alphabetic ... More

Performance, Text, and the History of Criticism  

Andrew L. Ford

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Aug 2009
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Sep 2012
This article asks how the Greeks negotiated issues of textuality and performance when developing their own critical approaches to their literature. In tackling this question, it engages ... More

Play, Pathos, and Precocity: The Three P’s of Greek Literary Childhood  

Louise Pratt

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Dec 2013
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Dec 2013
This chapter looks at the themes and motifs typically associated with children throughout Greek literature, arguing that they give us an indication of the way children and childhood are ... More

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