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THE EARLY ROMAN THEATER-LITERATURE – A DIFFERENT HELLENIC PERSPECTIVE FROM THE ATTIC ONE (IX)

(BEING CONTINUED FROM  31/03/16) Scholarship and Technical Disciplines Scholarship and Grammatical Studies in the Augustan Age The greatest grammarian of the time was Verrius Flaccus, whose works on grammar and scholarship are all lost. His Fasti were used extensively by … Continue reading

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THEOLOGY ,TRAGOODIA TE (II)

(being continued from 8/04/16) Definitions and ResistanceTragedy is a contested genre; according to one famous critic, a ‘dead’ one.4 There arecertainly disputes and confusion over what might meaningfully be called ‘tragedy’.In grasping for a definition, many theorists have attempted to … Continue reading

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Classical Drama (DRAOO-DROO) and Theatre (THEA EN ROEE) (XI)

( CONTINUED FROM  16/12/16) B. Aeschylean Drama The reason for such a rough road to success but also his enduring presence on the Athenian stage centered, no doubt, around his well-documented ingenuity as a poet, playwright and technician of theatre. … Continue reading

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THEOLOGY ,TRAGOODIA TE (II)

(CYNECHEIA APO 8/03/16) Theologians, Tragic Literature and Tragic Theory Definitions and ResistanceTragedy is a contested genre; according to one famous critic, a ‘dead’ one.4 There arecertainly disputes and confusion over what might meaningfully be called ‘tragedy’.In grasping for a definition, … Continue reading

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Classical Drama (DRAOO-DROO) and Theatre (THEA EN ROEE) (X)

( CONTINUED FROM   4/05/16) C. Producers and Sponsorship Last but not least, the organization and sponsorship of the Dionysia and the Lenaea, the principal dramatic festivals in Athens, evolved drastically over time. While it is hard to keep track of … Continue reading

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THEOLOGY ,TRAGOODIA TE (I)

Christian Theology and Tragedy Christianity can never turn its back either on tragedy or the tragic; not if it wants toface the world squarely. The tragic all too evidently occurs and tragedy meditatesupon it – raising metaphysical and theological issues … Continue reading

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Classical Drama (DRAOO-DROO) and Theatre (THEA EN ROEE) (IX)

( CONTINUED FROM   28/05/15 ) III. Actors and Acting in Ancient Greece Thus, Euripides’ Orestes ends with what has to be one of most breath-taking scenes in all of Greek theatre, employing every resource the Theatre of Dionysus in the … Continue reading

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THE EARLY ROMAN THEATER-LITERATURE – A DIFFERENT HELLENIC PERSPECTIVE FROM THE ATTIC ONE (VIII)

(BEING CONTINUED FROM  5/10/15) LivyBorn in 59 at Padua, and died 17. Spent much of his life composing the 142 book Ab  Urbe Condita, of which 1-10 and 21-45 survive, along with some fragments and  summaries The Plan of Livy’s … Continue reading

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Classical Drama (DRAOO-DROO) and Theatre (THEA EN ROEE) (VIII)

( CONTINUED FROM   3/10/14 ) Chapter 6: Early Classical Theatre I. Introduction: An Overview of Classical Greek Drama Let’s begin by overviewing what we’ll cover in the next two sections of the class: Classical Greek Tragedy (Section 2) and Greek … Continue reading

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THE EARLY ROMAN THEATER-LITERATURE – A DIFFERENT HELLENIC PERSPECTIVE FROM THE ATTIC ONE (VIII)

(BEING CONTINUED FROM  5/10/14) LivyBorn in 59 at Padua, and died 17. Spent much of his life composing the 142 book Ab Urbe Condita, of which 1-10 and 21-45 survive, along with some fragments and  summaries The Plan of Livy’s … Continue reading

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THE EARLY ROMAN THEATER-LITERATURE – A DIFFERENT HELLENIC PERSPECTIVE FROM THE ATTIC ONE (VII)

(BEING CONTINUED FROM  14/12/13) Cornelius GallusBorn in Narbonese Gaul about 69. A follower of Augustus, he was made prefect of  Egypt in 29, but spoke against the emperor and committed suicide in 26. Was a  friend of Virgil (who dedicated … Continue reading

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THE EARLY ROMAN THEATER-LITERATURE – A DIFFERENT HELLENIC PERSPECTIVE FROM THE ATTIC ONE (VI)

(BEING CONTINUED FROM  16/3/13) HoraceBorn 65 to a freedman. Received excellent education and studied philosophy in  Greece. Was a military tribune under Brutus, but ran away at Philippi. Received  pardon and came to Rome to work as a scribe. Admitted … Continue reading

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THE EARLY ROMAN THEATER-LITERATURE – A DIFFERENT HELLENIC PERSPECTIVE FROM THE ATTIC ONE ( V)

(BEING CONTINUED FROM  26/7/12) 43 BC – AD 17: Characteristics of a PeriodIntroductionAfter the death of Cicero, all the dominant figures of new poetry have connections  with Augustus. Virgil starts writing in 42, and Ovid and Livy both die in … Continue reading

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THE EARLY ROMAN THEATER-LITERATURE – A DIFFERENT HELLENIC PERSPECTIVE FROM THE ATTIC ONE ( IV)

(BEING CONTINUED FROM  16/10/11) A Project of StateCicero’s De Republica does not set out to sketch an ideal state as does Plato.Instead, he projects himself into the past, to the time of the Scipio’s as the best formof state. The … Continue reading

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THE EARLY ROMAN THEATER-LITERATURE – A DIFFERENT HELLENIC PERSPECTIVE FROM THE ATTIC ONE ( III)

(BEING CONTINUED FROM  16/04/11) Neoteric Poetry and Catullus Cicero referred to Poetae Novi scornfully. The reforming of literary taste these  poets promoted is one aspect of the Hellenization taking place due to the second  century conquests. This had been going … Continue reading

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