Ancient History Magazine 42

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The theatre is an iconic element of Greco-Roman culture, with dozens of plays and hundreds of theatres surviving today. Without the theatre, the ancient Mediterranean would be a very different place.

Theme: A day at the theatre

  • Rosie Wyles, 'The city Dionysia in Athens - Theophoric Theatrics'.
  • Camilla Tosi, 'Republican Roman theatre - Politics in Plautus'.
  • Jo Ball, 'Drama at the edge of empire - Theatre in Roman Britain'.
  • Owain Williams, 'The development of the Theatre of Dionysus - Tents, trays, and cranes'.
  • Jessica Clarke, 'The acoustics of the Greek theatre masks - Loud and clear?'.
  • David Potter, 'Courtesans, actresses, and empresses - Theatre in late antiquity'.


  • Jona Lendering, 'The treasure of Oxyrhynchus - A textual Pompeii'.
  • Richard Marranca, 'Interview with Paul Cartledge - Myth and myth making in the life of Alexander the Great'.
  • Sean Mowbray, 'Partridge eggs for non-elite Pompeiians?'.
  • Lindsay Powell, 'A Roman VIP tours sights on the Nile - Germanicus in Egypt'.
  • Manon Henzen, 'Bitter and bizarre or like ambrosia? - Eating flower bulbs in antiquity'.
  • David Kertai, 'How the Lebanese invented international trade - Byblos, the first port'.
  • Philip Matyszak, 'Lyrists, brass bands, and water organs - Music in Rome'.

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