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By Peter Wilson

This booklet is the 1st significant examine of the capacity through which the classical Athenians organised and funded their many pageant choruses. It explores the mechanics of the establishment wherein a minority of wealthy voters have been required to rearrange and pay for a pageant refrain, together with choruses for tragic and comedian drama, and situates this accountability in the variety of events for elite management in Athens' difficult pageant calendar. Peter Wilson is going directly to exhibit the significance of the khoregia to our realizing of the workings of Athenian democracy itself, and to illustrate the measure to which the establishment used to be itself a hugely performative get together, a chance for elite demonstrate within the democratic setting. The post-classical historical past of the khoregia and its visual appeal in a variety of different Greek groups also are tested.

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