Professor Eric Csapo
Department of Classics and Ancient History
School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry (SOPHI)
Quadrangle Building A14
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia
office: MacCallum-Brennan 710
phone: 612 9351-7078
fax: 612 9351-3918
Fields of Expertise
- Greek literature and culture
- Greek and Roman drama
- History of the ancient theatre
- 1977: BA Honours Classics, University of British Columbia
- 1977/8: Study in Greek Philosophy, Christian Albrechts Universität, Kiel, Germany (DAAD Stipend)
- 1978/9: Study in Law, McGill Law School, McGill University, Montreal
- 1981: MA Classics, University of Toronto
- 1981/2: Regular Member, American School of Classical Studies at Athens (Thomas Day Seymour Fellow)
- 1987: PhD Classics, University of Toronto. Thesis: Stock Scenes in Greek Comedy, supervised by E.R. Fantham and J.N. Grant.
- "The Iconography of Comedy," in M. Revermann, ed. The Cambridge Companion to Ancient Comedy (forthcoming with Cambridge University Press, Cambridge).
- "The Economics, Poetics, Politics, Metaphysics and Ethics of the 'New Music,'" forthcoming in D. Yatromanolakis, ed. Music and Cultural Politics (Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Ma.).
- "Comedy and the Pompe: Dionysian Genre-Crossing," forthcoming in E. Bakola, L. Prauscello, and M. Telò, eds. Comic Interactions: Comedy across Genres and Genres in Comedy. Cambridge.
- "Performing Comedy in the Fifth through Early Third Centuries," forthcoming in M. Fontaine and A. Scafuro, Oxford Handbook of Greek and Roman Comedy. Oxford.
- "Economic History of Tragedy," "Festivals," "Origins and History of Tragedy," "Records," forthcoming in H. Roisman, ed. The Encyclopedia of Greek Tragedy (Chichester). Jointly authored with P.J. Wilson.
- "From Chorêgia to Agônothesia: Evidence for the Administration and Finance of the Athenian Theatre in the Late Fourth Century BC," in D. Rosenbloom and J. Davidson, eds., Greek Drama IV: Texts, Contexts, Performance (Aris and Phillips 2011). Jointly authored with P.J. Wilson.
- "The Context of Choregic Dedications" in O. Taplin and R. Wyles, eds. The Pronomos Vase and its Context (Oxford University Press, Oxford 2010) 79-130.
- "Le passage de la chorégie à l'agonothésie à Athènes à la fin du IVe siècle," jointly authored with P. Wilson, in B. Le Guen, ed. L'Argent dans les concours du monde grec (Presses universitaires de Vincennes, Vincennes 2010) 83-105.
- “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,” in P. Wilson, ed. Epigraphy of the Greek Theatre (Oxford University Press, Oxford 2007) 87-115.
- “Cockfights, Contradictions, and the Mythopoetics of Ancient Greek Culture,” Arts 28 (2006) 9-41.
- “Star Choruses: Eleusis, Orphism and New Musical Imagery and Dance," in M. Revermann and P.J. Wilson, eds. Performance, Iconography, Reception (Oxford University Press, Oxford 2008) 262-290
- The Iconography of the Exarchos,” Mediterranean Archaeology 19/20 (2008) 55-65.
- “Timotheus and the New Music,” co-authored with P.J. Wilson, in F. Budelmann, ed. The Cambridge Companion to Greek Lyric (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 2009) 277-293.
- "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).