Greek drama in ancient Italy

Project: Research

Project Description

This project reconstructs the reception of Greek drama among the culturally diverse communities of ancient Italy: Greek colonies, indigenous populations and Rome. Despite their ethnic backgrounds, all these communities appropriated Greek drama, made it part of their cultural heritage and drew upon it to create their own forms of drama. By documenting and analysing the process whereby Greek plays became a shared cultural product despite racial, social and linguistic barriers, this project aims to illuminate the significance and impact of crosscultural exchange in antiquity. The analysis of cultural negotiations in ancient Italy also aims to provide key points for reflection on the current debate on multiculturalism and globalization.
StatusActive
Effective start/end date30/06/1729/06/21

Funding

  • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD591,448.00
  • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD69,552.00
  • Monash University: AUD51,749.00