Archaic and Classical Choral Song: Performance, Politics and Dissemination (Trends in Classics)

Archaic and Classical Choral Song: Performance, Politics and Dissemination (Trends in Classics)

Lucia Athanassaki, Ewen Bowie


This e-book addresses the functionality and dissemination of Greek poems of the 7th to the 5th centuries BC whose premieres have been offered through a refrain making a song in a ritual context or in secular celebrations of athletic victories. It explores how choruses awarded themselves; individuals´ and communities´ roles in investment performances and securing the move of texts; how performances persisted inside and out kin and town, no matter if chorally or in symposia; and the way such performances contributed to transmission of the poems´ texts until eventually they have been gathered by means of Hellenistic students.

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