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Euripides: Cyclops: & Major Fragments of Greek Satyric Drama

Patrick O'Sullivan and C. Collard


Satyric is the most thinly attested genre of Greek drama, but it appears to have been the oldest and, according to Aristotle, formative for tragedy. By the 5th century BC at Athens, it shared most of its compositional elements with tragedy, to which it became an adjunct; for at the annual great dramatic festivals, it was performed only together with, and after, the three tragedies which each poet was required to present in competition. It was in contrast with them. Euripides' Cyclops is the only satyr play which survives complete. Its title alone signals its content, Odysseus' escape from the ... More

Keywords: Satyric, Greek drama, tragedy, Euripides, Cyclops, satyr play, satyric drama

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9781908343352
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: February 2021 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781908343352.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Patrick O'Sullivan, editor

C. Collard, editor