Did the Women of Ancient Athens Attend the Theater in the Eighteenth Century?

@article{Katz1998DidTW,
  title={Did the Women of Ancient Athens Attend the Theater in the Eighteenth Century?},
  author={Marilyn A Katz},
  journal={Classical Philology},
  year={1998},
  volume={93},
  pages={105 - 124}
}
  • M. Katz
  • Published 1998
  • Art
  • Classical Philology
IN 1776 KARL AUGUST BOTTIGER published an article in Der Teutscher Merkur entitled, "Were Women in Athens Spectators at Dramatic Performances?"' Bottiger proposed to refute an assertion of the sixteenthcentury French scholar Casaubon2 that women were present at dramatic performances in ancient Athens and, by discussing the matter thoroughly, to establish firmly that women did not attend theatrical presentations in ancient Athens. Bottiger's article sparked a brief debate that lasted until 1808… Expand
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