About Professor Peter Wilson

Professor Wilson’s research interests include: History of the Classical theatre; Greek literature and culture from Homer to the Hellenistic age and the sociology of Greek music.

Current project

Professor Wilson is currently engaged in a large project with his 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.

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Selected publications

Books

  • Performance, Reception, Iconography: Studies in Honour of Oliver Taplin, ed. with M. Revermann, Oxford University Press 2008
  • Greek Theatre and Festivals: Documentary Studies, ed., Oxford University Press 2007
  • Drama III: Studies in Honour of Kevin Lee, Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies, Supplement 87 (London) 2006, ed. with F. Muecke, J. Davidson
  • Music and the Muses: the Culture of ‘Mousike’ in the Classical Athenian City, ed. with P. Murray, Oxford University Press 2004
  • The Athenian Institution of the ‘Khoregia’: the Chorus, the City and the Stage, Cambridge University Press 2000; paperback edition 2003


Articles

  • Performance, Reception, Iconography: Studies in Honour of Oliver Taplin, ed. with M. Revermann, Oxford University Press 2008
  • Greek Theatre and Festivals: Documentary Studies, ed., Oxford University Press 2007
  • Drama III: Studies in Honour of Kevin Lee, Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies, Supplement 87 (London) 2006, ed. with F. Muecke, J. Davidson
  • Music and the Muses: the Culture of ‘Mousike’ in the Classical Athenian City, ed. with P. Murray, Oxford University Press 2004
  • The Athenian Institution of the ‘Khoregia’: the Chorus, the City and the Stage, Cambridge University Press 2000; paperback edition 2003
  • ‘The glue of democracy?: tragedy, democracy; structure and finance’ in Why Athens?: rethinking tragic politics, ed. D. Carter, Oxford University Press, 2011, 18-43
  • ‘Le passage de la chorégie à l’agonothésie à Athènes à la fin du IVe siècle’, in L’argent dans les concours du monde grec, ed. B. Le Guen, Presses universitaires de Vincennes, 2010, 83-105, co-authored with Eric Csapo
  • ‘How did the Athenian demes fund their theatre?’ in L’argent dans les concours du monde grec, ed. B. Le Guen, Presses universitaires de Vincennes, 2010, 37-82
  • ‘Pronomos of Thebes: the man and his music’ in Pronomos: his Vase and its World, ed. O. Taplin and R. Wyles, Oxford University Press, 2010, 181-212
  • ‘Tragic Honours and Democracy: neglected evidence for the politics of the Athenian Dionysia’, Classical Quarterly 59, 2009, 8-29
  • ‘IG I/3 102 and the tradition of announcing honours at the tragic agon’ Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik 169, 2009, 17-27; co-authored with A. Hartwig
  • ‘Timotheus and the New Music’ in The Cambridge Companion to Greek Lyric, ed. F. Budelmann, Cambridge University Press, 2009, 277-94; co-authored with E. Csapo
  • ‘The End of the Khoregia in Athens: a Forgotten Document’ in La Musa dimenticata: Aspetti dell’esperienza musicale greca in età ellenistica. Atti e Seminari delle edizioni della Scuola Normale Pisa, ed. M. Chiara Martinelli, Pisa, 2009, 47-74