About Professor Eric Csapo

Professor Csapo’s research interests include: Greek literature and culture; Greek and Roman drama; History of the ancient theatre and myth.

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Selected publications

  • “The Dolphins of Dionysus,” in E. Csapo and M.C. Miller, eds., Poetry, Theory, Praxis (Oxbow, Oxford 2003) 69-98.
  • "The Politics of the New Music," in P. Murray and P.J. Wilson, eds., Music and the Muses: The Culture of ‘Mousike’ in the Classical Athenian City (Oxford University Press, Oxford 2004) 207-248.
  • “Some Social and Economic Conditions behind the Rise of the Acting Profession in the Fifth and Fourth Centuries B.C.,” in C. Hugoniot, F. Hurlet, S. Milanezi, eds., Le Statut de l'acteur dans l'antiquité grecque et romaine (Presses Universitaires François-Rabelais 2004) 53-76.
  • Theories of Mythology (Blackwell, Oxford 2005, repr. with corrections 2005). xii + 338 pages.
  • The Origins of Theater in Ancient Greece and Elsewhere: From Ritual to Drama (Cambridge UP, New York 2006). Jointly edited with M. Miller.
  • “The Men who Built the Theatres: Theatropolai, Theatronai and Arkhitektones,” f in P. Wilson, ed. Epigraphy of the Greek Theatre (Oxford University Press, Oxford 2007) 87-115.
  • “The Iconography of the Exarchos,” forthcoming in MeditArch 19 (2007).
  • “Cockfights, Contradictions, and the Mythopoetics of Ancient Greek Culture,” forthcoming in ARTS (2007).
  • “Timotheus and the New Music,” forthcoming in F. Budelmann, ed. The Cambridge Companion to Greek Lyric (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge). Jointly authored with P.J. Wilson.
  • New Music's Gallery of Images: the 'Dithyrambic' First Stasimon of Euripides' Electra," in J.R.C Cousland and J.R. Hume, eds. The Play of Text and Fragments: Essays in Honour of Martin Cropp (Mnemosyne Suppl. 314, Leiden 2009) 95-109.
  • Actors and Icons in the Ancient Theatre (Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford 2010).