Roman pantomime libretti and their Greek themes: The role of Augustus in the Romanization of the Greek classics

Hunt, Yvette (2008). Roman pantomime libretti and their Greek themes: The role of Augustus in the Romanization of the Greek classics. In Edith Hall and Rosie Wyles (Ed.), New directions in ancient pantomime (pp. 169-184) Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232536.003.0008


Author Hunt, Yvette
Title of chapter Roman pantomime libretti and their Greek themes: The role of Augustus in the Romanization of the Greek classics
Title of book New directions in ancient pantomime
Place of Publication Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Oxford University Press
Publication Year 2008
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
DOI 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232536.003.0008
ISBN 9780191552571
0191552577
Editor Edith Hall
Rosie Wyles
Chapter number 7
Start page 169
End page 184
Total pages 16
Total chapters 16
Language eng
Abstract/Summary This chapter concentrates on the themes chosen for the earlier pantomimes performed in Rome at the time of Augustus' public endorsement of the medium. It suggests that the literary sources can be usefully supplemented by thinking about two aspects of Augustus' relationship with pantomime that have hitherto received little attention. The first is the particular myths and symbols that Augustan propaganda utilised in Public Relations activities, such as the Roman Games, and architectural decoration (Apollo, Mars and Venus, the Danaids and the Niobids); the second is the incorporation of pantomime in festivals held in his honour, such as the Augustalia and the Sebasta Games held in Naples.
Keyword Pantomime
Augustus
Propaganda
Roman games
Libretti
Rome
Architectural
Q-Index Code B1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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