Attractive Performances: Ancient Greek Dance : Three Preliminary Studies
Attractive Performances: Ancient Greek Dance : Three Preliminary Studies by -
Attractive Performances: Ancient Greek Dance : Three Preliminary Studies Author: -
Title: Attractive Performances: Ancient Greek Dance : Three Preliminary Studies
ISBN: 9050633072
ISBN13: 978-9050633079
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Pages: 451 pages
Publisher: Brill (September 1, 1997)
Language: English
Category: Other
Size PDF version: 1751 kb
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Subcategory: Humanities




This book is not another history of the dance in ancient Greece, but wants to lay the groundwork on which such a history should properly be build. The three preliminary studies offered here are, first, an extensive historiography of the subject which seeks to illuminate where we stand at present in reference to the large amount of work done on ancient Greek dance for the past 500 years. Secondly, an exercise in source criticism, embracing both texts and imagery, in order to establish the limits to which we can push any investigation, and thirdly, an attempt at model building to provide an explicit theoretical framework for future research. This is the first time that some of the approaches of the new dance scholarship which has arisen during the past few decades have been systematically applied to the dancing of the ancient world.