Professor Peter Wilson

BA Sydney PhD Camb FAHA
William Ritchie Professor of Classics

A18 - Brennan MacCallum Building
The University of Sydney

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Research interests

  • History of the Classical theatre
  • Greek literature and culture from Homer to the Hellenistic age
  • The sociology of Greek music

Teaching and supervision

  • ANHS1600 Foundations for Ancient Greece
  • GRKA3603 Greek Oratory and Historiography
  • GRKA3605 Greek Drama
  • GRKA3606 Classics of Greek Literature
  • ENGL2607 Drama: Classical to Renaissance

Current projects

I am currently engaged in a large project with my colleagues Eric Csapo, Dick Green, Ted Robinson and Sebastiana Nervegna entitled ?The Theatrical Revolution: The Expansion of Theatre Outside Athens?. This is funded by the ARC (2010-2014) and includes a post-Doctoral Fellow (Sebatsiana Nervegna) housed in the Centre for Classical & Near Eastern Studies of Australia.

Accounting for the Ancient Theatre: a new social and economic history of Classical Greek drama (Chief Investigator, with Prof Eric Csapo)

PhD and master's project opportunities

Selected grants

2011

  • Death of Drama or Birth of an industry? : the Greek Theatre in the Fourth Century BC; Csapo E, Wilson P; Ian Potter Foundation/Travel Support.

2010

  • The Theatrical Revolution: The Expansion of Theatre Outside Athens; Csapo E, Wilson P, Green J, Robinson E, Nervegna S; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).
  • The Inspired Voices Research Cluster; Benitez E, Kindt J, Maxwell I, Wilson P; Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences/FASS Collaborative Research Scheme.

2005

  • Accounting for the ancient theatre: a new social and economic history of classical greek drama; Wilson P, Csapo E; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

Selected publications

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Books

  • Wilson, P. (2003). The Athenian Institution of the Khoregia: the Chorus, the City and the Stage. UK: Cambridge University Press.

Edited Books

  • Kowalzig, B., Wilson, P. (2013). Dithyramb in Context. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Reevermann, M., Wilson, P. (2008). Performance, Iconography, Reception: Studies in Honour of Oliver Taplin. Oxford, NY, USA: Oxford University Press.
  • Wilson, P. (2007). The Greek Theatre and Festivals: Documentary Studies. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Davidson, J., Muecke, F., Wilson, P. (2006). Greek Drama III: Essays in Honour of Kevin Lee. London: Institute of Classical Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London.
  • Wilson, P. (2004). Music and the Muses: the Culture of Mousike in the Classical Athenian City. United Kingdom: Oxford University Press.

Book Chapters

  • Csapo, E., Wilson, P. (2014). Dramatic Festivals. In Hanna M. Roisman (Eds.), The Encyclopedia of Greek Tragedy, (pp. 292-299). Chichester, UK: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.
  • Wilson, P., Csapo, E. (2014). Economic History of the Greek Theater. In Hanna M. Roisman (Eds.), The Encyclopedia of Greek Tragedy, (pp. 307-314). Chichester, UK: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.
  • Csapo, E., Wilson, P. (2014). Origins and History of Greek Tragedy. In Hanna M. Roisman (Eds.), The Encyclopedia of Greek Tragedy, (pp. 926-937). Chichester, UK: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.
  • Kowalzig, B., Wilson, P. (2013). Introduction: The World of Dithyramb. In Barbara Kowalzig, Peter Wilson (Eds.), Dithyramb in Context, (pp. 1-27). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Wilson, P., Csapo, E. (2012). From Choregia to Agonothesia: Evidence for the Administration and Finance of the Athenian Theatre in the Late Fourth Century BC. In D Rosenbloom & J Davidson (Eds.), Greek Drama IV: Texts, Contexts, Performance, (pp. 300-321). Oxford, United Kingdom: Aris and Phillips.
  • Wilson, P. (2011). The glue of democracy? Tragedy, structure, and finance. In David Carter (Eds.), Why Athens?; A Reappraisal of Tragic Politics, (pp. 19-43). New York, US: Oxford University Press.
  • Wilson, P. (2010). How did the Athenian demes fund their theatre? In Brigitte Le Guen (Eds.), L'argent dans les concours du monde grec, (pp. 37-82). Saint-Denis: Presses Universitaires de Vincennes.
  • Csapo, E., Wilson, P. (2010). Le passage de la chorégie à l'agonothésie à Athènes à la fin du IVe siècle. In Brigitte Le Guen (Eds.), L'argent dans les concours du monde grec, (pp. 83-105). Saint-Denis: Presses Universitaires de Vincennes.
  • Wilson, P. (2010). The Man and the Music (and the Choregos?). In Oliver Taplin and Rosie Wyles (Eds.), The Pronomos Vase and its Context, (pp. 181-212). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Wilson, P. (2009). Thamyris the Thracian: the archetypical wandering poet? In R. Hunter and I. Hunter (Eds.), Wandering Poets in Ancient Greek Culture: Travel, Locality and Pan-Hellenism, (pp. 46-79). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Wilson, P., Csapo, E. (2009). The End of the Khoregia in Athens: A Forgotten Document. In Pelosi, Francesco~Martinelli, Maria Chiara~Pernigotti, Carlo~ (Eds.), La Musa dimenticata: aspetti dellesperienza musicale greca in et ellenistica, (pp. 47-74). Pisa, Italy: edizioini della Normale.
  • Csapo, E., Wilson, P. (2009). Timotheus the New Musician. In Felix Budelmann (Eds.), The Cambridge Companion to Greek Lyric, (pp. 277-294). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Wilson, P. (2008). Costing the Dionysia. In Martin Revermann and Peter Wilson (Eds.), Performance, Iconography, Reception: Studies in Honour of Oliver Taplin, (pp. 88-127). Oxford, NY, USA: Oxford University Press.
  • Wilson, P. (2007). Introduction. In Peter Wilson (Eds.), The Greek Theatre and Festivals: Documentary Studies, (pp. 1-17). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Wilson, P. (2007). Nikê's Cosmetics: Dramatic Victory, the End of Comedy, and Beyond. In Chris Kraus, Simon Goldhill, Helene P. Foley, and Jas Elsner (Eds.), Visualizing the Tragic: Drama, Myth and Ritual in Greek Art and Literature, (pp. 257-287). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Wilson, P. (2007). Performance in the 'Pythion': The Athenian Thargelia. In Peter Wilson (Eds.), The Greek Theatre and Festivals: Documentary Studies, (pp. 150-182). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Wilson, P. (2007). Sicilian Choruses. In Peter Wilson (Eds.), The Greek Theatre and Festivals: Documentary Studies, (pp. 351-377). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Wilson, P. (2006). Diken in the Oresteia of Aeschylus. In John Davidson, Frances Muecke & Peter Wilson (Eds.), Greek Drama III: Essays in Honour of Kevin Lee, (pp. 187-201). London: Institute of Classical Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London.
  • Wilson, P. (2005). Music. In J. Gregory (Eds.), A Companion to Greek Tragedy, (pp. 183-193). Oxford: Blackwell Publishers.
  • Wilson, P. (2004). Ajax: Introduction. In R.C.Jebb. (Eds.), Sophocles: Ajax, (pp. 31-47). London: Bristol Classical Press.
  • Wilson, P. (2004). Athenian Strings. In Penelope Murray, Peter Wilson (Eds.), Music and the Muses: the Culture of Mousike in the Classical Athenian City, (pp. 269-306). United Kingdom: Oxford University Press.
  • Wilson, P. (2003). The politics of dance: Dithyrambic contest and social order in ancient Greece. In Phillips, Pritchard (Eds.), Sport and Festival in the Ancient Greek World, (pp. 163-196). Wales: Classical Press of Wales.
  • Wilson, P. (2003). The sound of cultural conflict: Kritias and the culture of Mousike in Athens. In C. Dougherty and L. Kurke (Eds.), The cultures within ancient Greek culture : contact, conflict, collaboration, (pp. 181-206). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
  • Wilson, P. (2002). The musicians among the actors. In Pat Easterling & Edith Hall (Eds.), Greek and Roman Actors: Aspects of an Ancient Profession, (pp. 39-68). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Journals

  • Green, J., Wilson, P. (2013). Song, Torch, Pyrrhic: Naming the Winner. Antike Kunst, 56, 56-61.
  • Wilson, P. (2013). The Decree of Teleas from the Theatre of Thorikos, Revisited. Zeitschrift fuer Papyrologie und Epigraphik, 184, 159-164.
  • Wilson, P. (2011). Dionysos in Hagnous. Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik, 177, 79-89.
  • Wilson, P., Hartwig, A. (2009). IG I3 102 and the tradition of proclaiming honours at the tragic agon of the Athenian City Dionysia. Zeitschrift fuer Papyrologie und Epigraphik, 169, 17-27.
  • Wilson, P. (2009). Tragic honours and democracy: Neglected evidence for the politics of the athenian dionysia. The Classical Quarterly, 59(1), 8-29.
  • Wilson, P. (2008). Thamyris of Thrace and the Muses of Messenia. Mediterranean Archaeology, 19/20, 207-212.
  • Wilson, P. (2007). Choruses for sale in Thorikos?: a speculative note on SEG 34, 107. Zeitschrift fuer Papyrologie und Epigraphik, 161, 125-132.
  • Wilson, P. (2007). Pronomos and Potamon: Two Pipers and Two Epigrams. Journal of Hellenic Studies, 127, 141-149.

Reference Works

  • Wilson, P., Csapo, E. (2013). Records. In Hanna M. Roisman (Eds.), The Encyclopedia of Greek Tragedy. (pp. 1141-1142). Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

2014

  • Csapo, E., Wilson, P. (2014). Dramatic Festivals. In Hanna M. Roisman (Eds.), The Encyclopedia of Greek Tragedy, (pp. 292-299). Chichester, UK: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.
  • Wilson, P., Csapo, E. (2014). Economic History of the Greek Theater. In Hanna M. Roisman (Eds.), The Encyclopedia of Greek Tragedy, (pp. 307-314). Chichester, UK: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.
  • Csapo, E., Wilson, P. (2014). Origins and History of Greek Tragedy. In Hanna M. Roisman (Eds.), The Encyclopedia of Greek Tragedy, (pp. 926-937). Chichester, UK: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.

2013

  • Kowalzig, B., Wilson, P. (2013). Dithyramb in Context. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Kowalzig, B., Wilson, P. (2013). Introduction: The World of Dithyramb. In Barbara Kowalzig, Peter Wilson (Eds.), Dithyramb in Context, (pp. 1-27). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Wilson, P., Csapo, E. (2013). Records. In Hanna M. Roisman (Eds.), The Encyclopedia of Greek Tragedy. (pp. 1141-1142). Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
  • Green, J., Wilson, P. (2013). Song, Torch, Pyrrhic: Naming the Winner. Antike Kunst, 56, 56-61.
  • Wilson, P. (2013). The Decree of Teleas from the Theatre of Thorikos, Revisited. Zeitschrift fuer Papyrologie und Epigraphik, 184, 159-164.

2012

  • Wilson, P., Csapo, E. (2012). From Choregia to Agonothesia: Evidence for the Administration and Finance of the Athenian Theatre in the Late Fourth Century BC. In D Rosenbloom & J Davidson (Eds.), Greek Drama IV: Texts, Contexts, Performance, (pp. 300-321). Oxford, United Kingdom: Aris and Phillips.

2011

  • Wilson, P. (2011). Dionysos in Hagnous. Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik, 177, 79-89.
  • Wilson, P. (2011). The glue of democracy? Tragedy, structure, and finance. In David Carter (Eds.), Why Athens?; A Reappraisal of Tragic Politics, (pp. 19-43). New York, US: Oxford University Press.

2010

  • Wilson, P. (2010). How did the Athenian demes fund their theatre? In Brigitte Le Guen (Eds.), L'argent dans les concours du monde grec, (pp. 37-82). Saint-Denis: Presses Universitaires de Vincennes.
  • Csapo, E., Wilson, P. (2010). Le passage de la chorégie à l'agonothésie à Athènes à la fin du IVe siècle. In Brigitte Le Guen (Eds.), L'argent dans les concours du monde grec, (pp. 83-105). Saint-Denis: Presses Universitaires de Vincennes.
  • Wilson, P. (2010). The Man and the Music (and the Choregos?). In Oliver Taplin and Rosie Wyles (Eds.), The Pronomos Vase and its Context, (pp. 181-212). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

2009

  • Wilson, P., Hartwig, A. (2009). IG I3 102 and the tradition of proclaiming honours at the tragic agon of the Athenian City Dionysia. Zeitschrift fuer Papyrologie und Epigraphik, 169, 17-27.
  • Wilson, P. (2009). Thamyris the Thracian: the archetypical wandering poet? In R. Hunter and I. Hunter (Eds.), Wandering Poets in Ancient Greek Culture: Travel, Locality and Pan-Hellenism, (pp. 46-79). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Wilson, P., Csapo, E. (2009). The End of the Khoregia in Athens: A Forgotten Document. In Pelosi, Francesco~Martinelli, Maria Chiara~Pernigotti, Carlo~ (Eds.), La Musa dimenticata: aspetti dellesperienza musicale greca in et ellenistica, (pp. 47-74). Pisa, Italy: edizioini della Normale.
  • Csapo, E., Wilson, P. (2009). Timotheus the New Musician. In Felix Budelmann (Eds.), The Cambridge Companion to Greek Lyric, (pp. 277-294). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Wilson, P. (2009). Tragic honours and democracy: Neglected evidence for the politics of the athenian dionysia. The Classical Quarterly, 59(1), 8-29.

2008

  • Wilson, P. (2008). Costing the Dionysia. In Martin Revermann and Peter Wilson (Eds.), Performance, Iconography, Reception: Studies in Honour of Oliver Taplin, (pp. 88-127). Oxford, NY, USA: Oxford University Press.
  • Reevermann, M., Wilson, P. (2008). Performance, Iconography, Reception: Studies in Honour of Oliver Taplin. Oxford, NY, USA: Oxford University Press.
  • Wilson, P. (2008). Thamyris of Thrace and the Muses of Messenia. Mediterranean Archaeology, 19/20, 207-212.

2007

  • Wilson, P. (2007). Choruses for sale in Thorikos?: a speculative note on SEG 34, 107. Zeitschrift fuer Papyrologie und Epigraphik, 161, 125-132.
  • Wilson, P. (2007). Introduction. In Peter Wilson (Eds.), The Greek Theatre and Festivals: Documentary Studies, (pp. 1-17). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Wilson, P. (2007). Nikê's Cosmetics: Dramatic Victory, the End of Comedy, and Beyond. In Chris Kraus, Simon Goldhill, Helene P. Foley, and Jas Elsner (Eds.), Visualizing the Tragic: Drama, Myth and Ritual in Greek Art and Literature, (pp. 257-287). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Wilson, P. (2007). Performance in the 'Pythion': The Athenian Thargelia. In Peter Wilson (Eds.), The Greek Theatre and Festivals: Documentary Studies, (pp. 150-182). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Wilson, P. (2007). Pronomos and Potamon: Two Pipers and Two Epigrams. Journal of Hellenic Studies, 127, 141-149.
  • Wilson, P. (2007). Sicilian Choruses. In Peter Wilson (Eds.), The Greek Theatre and Festivals: Documentary Studies, (pp. 351-377). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Wilson, P. (2007). The Greek Theatre and Festivals: Documentary Studies. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

2006

  • Wilson, P. (2006). Diken in the Oresteia of Aeschylus. In John Davidson, Frances Muecke & Peter Wilson (Eds.), Greek Drama III: Essays in Honour of Kevin Lee, (pp. 187-201). London: Institute of Classical Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London.
  • Davidson, J., Muecke, F., Wilson, P. (2006). Greek Drama III: Essays in Honour of Kevin Lee. London: Institute of Classical Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London.

2005

  • Wilson, P. (2005). Music. In J. Gregory (Eds.), A Companion to Greek Tragedy, (pp. 183-193). Oxford: Blackwell Publishers.

2004

  • Wilson, P. (2004). Ajax: Introduction. In R.C.Jebb. (Eds.), Sophocles: Ajax, (pp. 31-47). London: Bristol Classical Press.
  • Wilson, P. (2004). Athenian Strings. In Penelope Murray, Peter Wilson (Eds.), Music and the Muses: the Culture of Mousike in the Classical Athenian City, (pp. 269-306). United Kingdom: Oxford University Press.
  • Wilson, P. (2004). Music and the Muses: the Culture of Mousike in the Classical Athenian City. United Kingdom: Oxford University Press.

2003

  • Wilson, P. (2003). The Athenian Institution of the Khoregia: the Chorus, the City and the Stage. UK: Cambridge University Press.
  • Wilson, P. (2003). The politics of dance: Dithyrambic contest and social order in ancient Greece. In Phillips, Pritchard (Eds.), Sport and Festival in the Ancient Greek World, (pp. 163-196). Wales: Classical Press of Wales.
  • Wilson, P. (2003). The sound of cultural conflict: Kritias and the culture of Mousike in Athens. In C. Dougherty and L. Kurke (Eds.), The cultures within ancient Greek culture : contact, conflict, collaboration, (pp. 181-206). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

2002

  • Wilson, P. (2002). The musicians among the actors. In Pat Easterling & Edith Hall (Eds.), Greek and Roman Actors: Aspects of an Ancient Profession, (pp. 39-68). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

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