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 publication 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 provided themselves; individuals´ and communities´ roles in investment performances and securing the movement of texts; how performances persevered inside and out kinfolk and town, even if chorally or in symposia; and the way such performances contributed to transmission of the poems´ texts till they have been amassed by way of Hellenistic students.

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