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The Resource Plague and the Athenian imagination : drama, history and the cult of Asclepius, Robin Mitchell-Boyask

Plague and the Athenian imagination : drama, history and the cult of Asclepius, Robin Mitchell-Boyask

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Plague and the Athenian imagination : drama, history and the cult of Asclepius
Title
Plague and the Athenian imagination
Title remainder
drama, history and the cult of Asclepius
Statement of responsibility
Robin Mitchell-Boyask
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Language
eng
Summary
"The great plague of Athens that began in 430 BCE had an enormous effect on the imagination of its literary artists and on the social imagination of the city as a whole. In this book, Professor Mitchell-Boyask studies the impact of the plague on Athenian tragedy early in the 420s and argues for a significant relationship between drama and the development of the cult of the healing god Asclepius in the next decade, during a period of war and increasing civic strife. The Athenian decision to locate their temple for Asclepius adjacent to the Theater of Dionysus arose from deeper associations between drama, healing and the polis that were engaged actively by the crisis of the plague. The book also considers the representation of the plague in Thucydides' History as well as the metaphors generated by that representation which recur later in the same work."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
UKM
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1961-
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Mitchell-Boyask, Robin
Dewey number
882.0109162
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Asklepios
  • Greek drama (Tragedy)
  • Greek drama (Tragedy)
  • Literature and society
  • Drama
  • Plague in literature
Label
Plague and the Athenian imagination : drama, history and the cult of Asclepius, Robin Mitchell-Boyask
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
166357705
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 209 pages
Isbn
9780521873451
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)166357705
Label
Plague and the Athenian imagination : drama, history and the cult of Asclepius, Robin Mitchell-Boyask
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
166357705
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 209 pages
Isbn
9780521873451
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)166357705

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