The Culture Of Kitharoidia

The Culture Of Kitharoidia

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by Timothy Power
     
 

ISBN-10: 067402138X

ISBN-13: 9780674021389

Pub. Date: 10/04/2010

Publisher: Harvard University Press

Kitharoidia was arguably the most popular, most geographically widespread, and longest-running performance genre in antiquity. From the archaic period to the late Roman imperial era, citharodes enjoyed star status, playing their songs to vast crowds at festival competitions and concerts throughout the Mediterranean world.

The Culture of Kitharoidia

Overview

Kitharoidia was arguably the most popular, most geographically widespread, and longest-running performance genre in antiquity. From the archaic period to the late Roman imperial era, citharodes enjoyed star status, playing their songs to vast crowds at festival competitions and concerts throughout the Mediterranean world.

The Culture of Kitharoidia is the first study dedicated exclusively to the art, practice, and charismatic persona of the citharode. Traversing a wide range of discourse and imagery about kitharoidia--poetic and prose texts, iconography, inscriptions--the book offers a nuanced account of the aesthetic and sociocultural complexities of citharodic song and examines the iconic role of the songmakers in the popular imagination, from mythical citharodes such as Orpheus to the controversial innovator Timotheus, to that most notorious of musical dilettantes, Nero.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674021389
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
10/04/2010
Series:
Hellenic Studies Series, #15
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
654
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.31(d)

Table of Contents

Prelude

1. Early kitharôidia: Myth, Legend, History

2. Panathenaic kitharôidia

3. Greek Music in the Persian Tent: Timotheos of Miletos in Athens

4. Pop Stars: Kitharodic Celebrity in the Late Classical and Hellenistic Ages

5. Imperial Kitharodes

Epilogue

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