Roman Drama and its ContextsRoman Drama and its Contexts



This edited collection aims to address this issue: it includes 33 contributions by an international team of scholars, discussing single plays or Roman dramatic genres (including comedy, tragedy and praetexta, from both the Republican and ...

Author: Stavros Frangoulidis

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110455588

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Roman plays have been well studied individually (even including fragmentary or spurious ones more recently). However, they have not always been placed into their ‘context’, though plays (just like items in other literary genres) benefit from being seen in context. This edited collection aims to address this issue: it includes 33 contributions by an international team of scholars, discussing single plays or Roman dramatic genres (including comedy, tragedy and praetexta, from both the Republican and imperial periods) in contexts such as the literary tradition, the relationship to works in other literary genres, the historical and social situation, the intellectual background or the later reception. Overall, they offer a rich panorama of the role of Roman drama or individual plays in Roman society and literary history. The insights gained thereby will be of relevance to everyone interested in Roman drama or literature more generally, comparative literature or drama and theatre studies. This contextual approach has the potential of changing the way in which Roman drama is viewed.

Roman Drama and its ContextsRoman Drama and its Contexts



What has not been done much so far is combining these different aspects and approaches, i.e. studying the various dramatic genres collectively and looking at Roman drama beyond its generic confines. The essays in this volume do not ...

Author: Stavros Frangoulidis

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110456509

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This volume takes a new approach to Roman drama by looking at comic and tragic plays from the Republican and imperial periods in ‘context’. By presenting a number of case studies and considerations of wider issues, the 33 international contributors explore the role of Roman drama in contexts such as the literary tradition, the relationship to works in other literary genres, the historical and social situation or the intellectual background.

Slave Theater in the Roman RepublicSlave Theater in the Roman Republic



In Roman Drama and its Contexts, eds Stavros Frangoulidis, Stephen J. Harrison, and Gesine Manuwald: 97–126. Trends in Classics — Supplementary Volumes 34. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter. Shaw, Brent D. 1998. “A Wolf by the Ears': M. I. ...

Author: Amy Richlin

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108206983

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Roman comedy evolved early in the war-torn 200s BCE. Troupes of lower-class and slave actors traveled through a militarized landscape full of displaced persons and the newly enslaved; together, the actors made comedy to address mixed-class, hybrid, multilingual audiences. Surveying the whole of the Plautine corpus, where slaves are central figures, and the extant fragments of early comedy, this book is grounded in the history of slavery and integrates theories of resistant speech, humor, and performance. Part I shows how actors joked about what people feared - natal alienation, beatings, sexual abuse, hard labor, hunger, poverty - and how street-theater forms confronted debt, violence, and war loss. Part II catalogues the onstage expression of what people desired: revenge, honor, free will, legal personhood, family, marriage, sex, food, free speech; a way home, through memory; and manumission, or escape - all complicated by the actors' maleness. Comedy starts with anger.

A Cultural History of Tragedy in AntiquityA Cultural History of Tragedy in Antiquity



In Fragoulidis , Harrison , and Manuwald , Roman Drama and its Contexts , 1–12 . Markantonatos , A. ed. Brill's Companion to Sophocles . Leiden : Brill , 2015 . Marshall , C.W. “Alcestis and the Problem of Prosatyric Drama.

Author: Emily Wilson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350154872

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In this volume, tragedy in antiquity is examined synoptically, from its misty origins in archaic Greece, through its central position in the civic life of ancient Athens and its performances across the Greek-speaking world, to its new and very different instantiations in Republican and Imperial Roman contexts. Lively, original essays by eminent scholars trace the shifting dramatic forms, performance environments, and social meanings of tragedy as it was repeatedly reinvented. Tragedy was consistently seen as the most serious of all dramatic genres; these essays trace a sequence of different visions of what the most serious kind of dramatic story might be, and the most appropriate ways of telling those stories on stage. Each chapter takes a different theme as its focus: forms and media; sites of performance and circulation; communities of production and consumption; philosophy and social theory; religion, ritual, and myth; politics of city and nation; society and family, and gender and sexuality.

Roman ComedyRoman Comedy



Some overviews and handbooks cover all varieties of Roman drama as well as performance contexts in the Republican period; since in the history of scholarship there has been less interest in types of comedy other than fabula palliata, ...

Author: Gesine Manuwald

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004435124

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This contribution by Gesine Manuwald provides an introduction to all varieties of ‘Roman comedy’, including primarily fabula palliata (‘New Comedy’, as represented by Plautus and Terence) as well as fabula togata, fabula Atellana, mimus and pantomimus.

A Companion to Ancient Greek and Roman MusicA Companion to Ancient Greek and Roman Music



“The Meters of Roman Comedy” (online database). Accessed March 2017. http://romancomedy.wulib.wustl.edu/. Moore, Timothy J. 2016b. “Music in Roman Tragedy,” in Roman Drama and its Contexts, edited by Stavros Frangoulidis, ...

Author: Tosca A. C. Lynch

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119275503

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A COMPANION TO ANCIENT GREEK AND ROMAN MUSIC A comprehensive guide to music in Classical Antiquity and beyond Drawing on the latest research on the topic, A Companion to Ancient Greek and Roman Music provides a detailed overview of the most important issues raised by the study of ancient Greek and Roman music. An international panel of contributors, including leading experts as well as emerging voices in the field, examine the ancient 'Art of the Muses' from a wide range of methodological, theoretical, and practical perspectives. Written in an engaging and accessible style, this book explores the pervasive presence of the performing arts in ancient Greek and Roman culture—ranging from musical mythology to music theory and education, as well as archaeology and the practicalities of performances in private and public contexts. But this Companion also explores the broader roles played by music in the Graeco-Roman world, examining philosophical, psychological, medical and political uses of music in antiquity, and aspects of its cultural heritage in Mediaeval and Modern times. This book debunks common myths about Greek and Roman music, casting light on yet unanswered questions thanks to newly discovered evidence. Each chapter includes a discussion of the tools or methodologies that are most appropriate to address different topics, as well as detailed case studies illustrating their effectiveness. This book Offers new research insights that will contribute to the future developments of the field, outlining new interdisciplinary approaches to investigate the importance of performing arts in the ancient world and its reception in modern culture Traces the history and development of ancient Greek and Roman music, including their Near Eastern roots, following a thematic approach Showcases contributions from a wide range of disciplines and international scholarly traditions Examines the political, social and cultural implications of music in antiquity, including ethnicity, regional identity, gender and ideology Presents original diagrams and transcriptions of ancient scales, rhythms, and extant scores that facilitate access to these vital aspects of ancient music for scholars as well as practicing musicians Written for a broad range of readers including classicists, musicologists, art historians, and philosophers, A Companion to Ancient Greek and Roman Music provides a rich, informative and thought-provoking picture of ancient music in Classical Antiquity and beyond.

The Illustrated Afterlife of Terence s Comedies 800 1200 The Illustrated Afterlife of Terence s Comedies 800 1200



“How to Do Things with Words – and Pictures: Text and Image in the Parisian Terence.” In Roman Drama and Its Contexts, edited by Stavros A. Frangoulidis, Stephen J. Harrison, and Gesine Manuwald, 453–70. Berlin/Boston: de Gruyter, 2006.

Author: Beatrice Radden Keefe

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004463325

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This is a book about Roman comedy, ancient theatre imagery, and seven medieval illustrated manuscripts of Terence’s six Latin comedies. These manuscript illustrations, made between 800 and 1200, enabled their medieval readers to view these comedies as “mirrors of life”.

The Roman Republic to 49 BCEThe Roman Republic to 49 BCE



“Honos et virtus and the Sacra Via.” American Journal of Archaeology 82: 240–6. Richlin, Amy. 2016. “The kings of comedy,” in Roman Drama and Its Contexts, ed. Stavros Frangoulidis, Stephen J. Harrison, and Gesine Manuwald, 67–95.

Author: Liv Mariah Yarrow

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107013735

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A richly-illustrated introduction to the various ways in which coins can help illuminate the history of the Roman republic.

Disorienting EmpireDisorienting Empire



The Language of Empire: Rome and the Idea of Empire from the Third Century BC to the Second Century AD. ... “Bacchus in Roman Drama.” In Stavros Frangoulidis, Stephen J. Harrison, and Gesine Manuwald, eds., Roman Drama and Its Contexts.

Author: Basil Dufallo

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780197571781

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Double vision : Plautus's Menaechmi and Rome's nascent empire -- Wayward sons and wandering Bacchic revels : Terence's Heautontimorumenos -- Wandering atoms, Roman error, and poetic tradition in Lucretius -- Catullan wanderings : traversing the empire, traversing the self -- Caesar's mistakes and Horace's errores : publicizing Octavian's authority in satires, book 1 -- Epilogue: The Aeneid's reorientations.

Oral Performance and Its ContextOral Performance and Its Context



PREFACE In July 1994 a conference on the subject of Orality and Literacy in Ancient Greece was held at the University of ... Homer and the epic cycle , epigraphy , oratory , ancient lives , lyric , the novel , Greek and Roman drama ...

Author: Chris Mackie

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789047412601

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This volume is concerned with the way that the spoken word and the written word co-exist and interact in antiquity. Papers deal with different genres from antiquity, from the period of early Greek antiquity through to the Roman world.