Greek Satyr Play: Five Studies: Mark Griffith
Civilizing Violence:Satyrs on 6th-Century Greek Vases Cornelia Isler-Kerenyi
Aristotle’s Poetics is the earliest-surviving work of dramatic theory and the first fully intact philosophical treatise to focus on literary theory. In it, the respected Greek sage offers an account of what he calls ´´poetry´´ (which the Greeks understood to literally mean ´´making´´), examining its ´´first principles´´ and identifying its genres and basic elements, including what he terms drama-comedy, tragedy, and the satyr play - as well as lyric poetry, epic poetry, and iambic pentameter, which he always associates with wit. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robin Field. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hove/000580/bk_hove_000580_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Paths of Song: The Lyric Dimension of Greek Tragedy analyzes the multiple and varied evocations of choral lyric in fifth-century Greek tragedy using a variety of methodological approaches that illustrate the myriad forms through which lyric is present and can be presented in tragedy. This collection focuses on different types of interaction of Greek tragedy with lyric poetry in fifth-century Athens: generic, mythological, cultural, musical, and performative. The collected essays demonstrate the dynamic and nuanced relationship between lyric poetry and tragedy within the larger frame of Athenian song- and performance-culture, and reveal a vibrant and symbiotic co-existence between tragedy and lyric. Paths of Song illustrates the effects that this dynamic engagement with lyric possibly had on tragic performances, including performances of satyr drama, as well as on processes of survival and reputation, selection and refiguration, tradition and innovation. The volume is of particular interest to scholars in the field of classics, cultural studies, and the performing arts, as well as to readers interested in poetic transmission and in cultural evolution in antiquity.
It was bad enough that gods gambled with human souls, but Catherine Sharp´s soul just had to be won by the Greek goddess of Discord, Eris. As if working a dead-end tech support job didn´t suck the life out of her as it was. Now, Cat finds herself performing random tasks for the goddess in her free time. But when Coyote, the Native American trickster himself, claims to have won her own soul in Mayhem´s weekly poker game, Cat wants in on the action. With five sneaky gods upping the ante, Cat needs to find a way to collect the winning chips that could save her soul. Marius, snarky satyr with his own debt to Eris, might finally come in handy for something. If they play their cards right and work together, Cat and Marius may just get their freedom back. If they don´t kill each other first. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mandy Nelson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/054061/bk_acx0_054061_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.