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Greek Tragedy on the Move: The Birth of a Panhellenic Art Form c.500–300 BC

Edmund Stewart


This work is one of the first full studies of the dissemination of Greek tragedy in the archaic and classical periods. Drawing on recent research in network theory, it seeks to reinterpret classical tragedy as a Panhellenic art form. It thereby offers a radically new perspective on the interpretation of the extant tragic texts, which have often been seen as the product of the fifth-century Athenian democracy. Tragedy grew out of, and became part of, a common Greek (or Panhellenic) culture, which was itself sustained by frequent travel and exchange. This book shows how Athens was a major Panhel ... More

Keywords: Tragedy, Panhellenic, Panhellenism, Athens, network theory, festival, poet, archaic period, classical period, patronage

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780198747260
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198747260.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Edmund Stewart, author
Teaching Fellow in Greek Literature and Culture, University of Warwick