Athletics in satyric drama

Pritchard, David M. (2012) Athletics in satyric drama. Greece and Rome, 59 1: 1-16. doi:10.1017/S0017383511000210

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Author Pritchard, David M.
Title Athletics in satyric drama
Journal name Greece and Rome   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0017-3835
Publication date 2012-04-01
Year available 2012
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1017/S0017383511000210
Open Access Status File (Author Post-print)
Volume 59
Issue 1
Start page 1
End page 16
Total pages 16
Place of publication Cambridge, UK
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Language eng
Subject 1205 Classics
1200 Arts and Humanities
Abstract Satyric drama introduced athletics much more regularly as an activity than either comedy or tragedy. Many of its villains defeated hapless travellers in a boxing or wrestling bout before murdering them. Satyr-plays were often set at athletic contests where the satyrs of the chorus encountered athletes or tried to be competitors themselves. In one of his plays Euripides provided the most detailed critique of athletes in any genre of classical Athenian literature.
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Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry
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