The demos in Greek tragedy*

  title={The demos in Greek tragedy*},
  author={Donald Martin Carter},
  journal={The Cambridge Classical Journal},
  pages={47 - 94}
  • D. Carter
  • Published 1 December 2010
  • Education
  • The Cambridge Classical Journal
This paper looks at a relatively neglected character in Greek tragedy: the people. I cannot claim to produce a complete survey of this issue; however, I shall identify some different ways in which a tragic poet could portray a city's population, and discuss some examples. This is an important and interesting topic for two reasons, which are linked throughout, for behind my argument is the contention that a consideration of the original staging of a tragedy can help us to understand its politics… 

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