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Massimo Di Marco

subversive potential of comedy (2. 18). But what was the function of satyr play? Antiquity unanimously ascribed to the satyr play a psychological function of ‘detente’, ‘relief’, as a counterpoint to the tension caused by the tragic spectacle. 4 The related texts are well known. They universally

Barbara Goff

the emotions in Thucydides are often discussed in terms of a spectacle; for instance, the Sicilian Expedition foregrounds themes of opsis and theoria , while the fear generated by the oligarchic coup works partly because the city of Athens is not transparent to itself. By contrast, Pericles stands

Joel Alden Schlosser

very persuasive – deprived of their equipment and clothing, all would have looked virtually the same (p. 202). Herodotus declares Xerxes’ spectacle ‘absolutely laughable’ (8.25.2; 210). As Branscome points out, this moment recalls Herodotus’ laughter at the products of contemporary map makers in 4

Joel Alden Schlosser

tragedy as well as the formal resources of speech and dialogue, monody and choral song, characterization, poetic language, and visual spectacle. Rather than analyzing the thought of the plays, then, Wohl examines the aesthetic form itself as a type of political content. In general, ‘form’ describes

Christopher Moore

did he take himself to be establishing about the ethical effects of those modes? Did he take ethical effect to be multifactorial but determinate, perhaps related to spectacle and other contextual features that could in principle be accounted for? Or did he take ethical effect to be largely

Roslyn Weiss

reason to doubt that both would have been exposed to and wooed by Critias. Yet it would appear that Adeimantus was the one (along with Plato) who resisted oligarchy’s pull. If this is so, it is not, however, because Adeimantus is ‘a natural ally of justice’ who is ‘indignant at the spectacle of injustice

P. J. Finglass

most likely venue for the first performance of Ajax , would have attracted many visitors from overseas to watch the spectacle, something perhaps on a greater scale than anything on offer elsewhere in the Greek world. By contrast the Lenaea, which was held before the sailing season, would not have seen

Maurizio Sonnino

closer inspection, an imperfect application of the Bakhtinian category of ‘carnival’ that does not follow a basic truth that Bakhtin expressed with crystal clarity: the return to normality can never be part of a carnival performance as such. The carnival spectacle, rather, precisely by its very nature

Dougal Blyth

imagery and spectacle, and, apparently unlike those of Aeschylus, Euripides’ students included the recently prominent, if suspect, political figures, Cleitophon and Theramenes (954-67). 58 In the pnigos (971-9; cf. 954-61) Euripides sums up his teaching: intellectual skills for the sake, apparently, of

Timothy W. Burns

our colleges and universities. As Melzer himself puts it, instead of the ‘dispiriting spectacle of the human mind vanquished by the hegemonic ideas of its times . . . just confirming the myths of their particular “caves”,’ what is revealed is ‘an ubiquitous façade of philosophical conformity, which