Choral Constructions in Greek Culture (Innbundet)

The Idea of the Chorus in the Poetry, Art and Social Practices of the Archaic and Early Classical Period


Innbinding: Innbundet
Utgivelsesår: 2021
Antall sider: 320
Forlag: Cambridge University Press
Språk: Engelsk
ISBN/EAN: 9781107110687
Kategori: Språk og Scenekunst
Omtale Choral Constructions in Greek Culture
Why did the Greeks of the archaic and early Classical period join in choruses that sang and danced on public and private occasions? This book offers a wide-ranging exploration of representations of chorality in the poetry, art and material remains of early Greece in order to demonstrate the centrality of the activity in the social, religious and technological practices of individuals and communities. Moving from a consideration of choral archetypes, among them cauldrons, columns, Gorgons, ships and halcyons, the discussion then turns to an investigation of how participation in choral song and dance shaped communal experience and interacted with a variety of disparate spheres that include weaving, cataloguing, temple architecture and inscribing. The study ends with a treatment of the role of choral activity in generating epiphanies and allowing viewers and participants access to realms that typically lie beyond their perception.

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