The City and the Stage: Performance, Genre, and Gender in Plato's Laws

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What role did the performance of poetry, music, song, and dance play in the political life of the ancient city? How has philosophy positioned itself and articulated its own ambitions in relation to the poet tradition? The Polis and the Stage poses such questions through a reading of Plato last, longest, and unfinished work, the Laws. Plato's engagement with the Greek poetic tradition has long been recognized as foundational in the history of literary criticism, but the broader critical and philosophical significance of the ...

The City and the Stage: Performance, Genre, and Gender in Plato's Laws 2015, Oxford University Press Inc, New York

ISBN-13: 9780190266172

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