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Greece on Air: Engagements with Ancient Greece on BBC Radio, 1920s–1960s

Amanda Wrigley


This book discusses creative and public engagements with ancient Greek literature, history, and thought via BBC Radio from the birth of domestic broadcasting in the 1920s up to the 1960s. The astonishing range of programmes broadcast includes some of the most interesting, imaginative, and political engagements with ideas from and about ancient Greece, from creative re-imaginings of ancient historical texts written and broadcast as Second World War propaganda, scores of performances of Greek tragedy and comedy, talks for schoolchildren and the general public, and re-writings of Homeric poetry e ... More

Keywords: Ancient Greece, BBC Radio, classical reception studies, drama, features, Homer, mass media, poetry, public engagement, radio

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780199644780
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644780.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Amanda Wrigley, author
Research Fellow, University of Westminster