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ISSN: 2690-5752

Journal of Anthropological and Archaeological Sciences

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Methodological Preliminaries to the Study of Dance Practices in Ancient Greek Culture Volume 4 - Issue 4

Anna Lazou*

  • Department of Philosophy, National and Kapodistrian, University of Athens, Greece

Received:July 02, 2021   Published: July 12, 2021

Corresponding author:Anna Lazou, Department of Philosophy, National and Kapodistrian, University of Athens, Greece

DOI: 10.32474/JAAS.2021.04.000191


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In the context of the research effort of the Ancient Orchesis Study Group to reconstitute the philosophical and wider cultural presuppositions that define the ancient Greek dance culture, from which the Greek-speaking and Roman world was removed, to return with the Renaissance in a new European context, along with the recognition of the basic anthropological, on the one hand, aesthetic, on the other hand, criteria and principles of art and, in particular, of dance expression, we attempt a review of certain concepts like χορός & ὄρχησις -which stand for characteristic phenomena of ancient Greek culture. This article plays the role of an introduction into the philosophical-historical investigation and understanding of concepts of intrinsic importance in the question about relating philosophy with art, therapy and sports in the ancient world.

Keywords:Orchesis; embodiment; Dance; Therapy-Catharsis; Interdisciplinarity; Education; Ancient Greek Culture; Athletic Dances; Agonistic Spirit

Abstract| Introduction| Ὄρχησις (‘Dancing with Song’)| Orchesis Studies in Athletic Practice| Discussion| Conclusion| References|


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