Ezekiel’s <i>Exagoge</i>: A Typical Hellenistic Tragedy?


  • Edmund James Stewart University of Warwick


A reconstruction of the play shows that it does not violate the conventions of fifth-century tragedy about time and space but rather is consistent in theme and in staging with attested features of classical drama.

Author Biography

Edmund James Stewart, University of Warwick

Edmund Stewart specialises in Greek tragedy and its performance and re-performance in the classical period. He is also interested in the profession of the poet and the actor in antiquity, and the relationship between ancient Greek politics and class. He currently holds the post of Teaching Fellow in Classics at the University of Leeds. His doctoral thesis, which was completed in May 2013 and is now in preparation for publication, is the first full study of the dissemination of Greek Tragedy in the fifth and fourth centuries. In particular, it focused on the travels of tragic poets, such as Aeschylus and Euripides, and the performances of their plays outside Athens. He also plans to develop a new project on travel and ancient professionalism in general. This would explore the links between professional groups –not only poets, but also doctors, sophists and prophets –and the reasons why they tend to travel, often between the same shrines and festivals.