Imagining Reperformance in Ancient Culture

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Richard Hunter, Anna Uhlig
Cambridge University Press, Jun 9, 2017 - History - 337 pages
This book offers a series of studies of the idea and practice of reperformance as it affects ancient lyric poetry and drama. Special attention is paid to the range of phenomena which fall under the heading 'reperformance', to how poets use both the reality and the 'imaginary' of reperformance to create a deep temporal sense in their work and to how audiences use their knowledge of reperformance conditions to interpret what they see and hear. The studies range in scope from Pindar and fifth-century tragedy and comedy to the choral performances and reconstructions of the Imperial Age. All chapters are informed by recent developments in performance studies, and all Greek and Latin is translated.

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Comedy and Reperformance 209
Performance Transmission and the Loss of Hellenistic Lyric
Reperformance and Embodied Knowledge in Roman
Is This Reperformance? 283
Bibliography 303
Index of Passages Discussed 333

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Richard Hunter is Regius Professor of Greek in the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Trinity College. His most recent books include Plato and the Traditions of Ancient Literature: The Silent Stream (Cambridge, 2012), Hesiodic Voices: Studies in the Ancient Reception of Hesiod's Works and Days (Cambridge, 2014) and Apollonius of Rhodes: Argonautica Book IV (Cambridge, 2015).

Anna Uhlig is Assistant Professor of Classics at the University of California, Davis. She has published on Greek lyric and dramatic poetry of the Archaic and Classical periods, and is completing a study of Pindar and Aeschylus.

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