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This newly updated second edition features wide-ranging, systematically organized scholarship in a concise introduction to ancient Greek drama, which flourished from the sixth to third century BC.
Covers all three genres of ancient Greek drama tragedy, comedy, and satyr-drama
Surveys the extant work of Aeschylus, Sophokles, Euripides, Aristophanes, and Menander, and includes entries on lost playwrights
Examines contextual issues such as the origins of dramatic art forms; the conventions of the festivals and the theater; dramas relationship with the worship of Dionysos; political dimensions of drama; and how to read and watch Greek drama
Includes single-page synopses of every surviving ancient Greek play