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The Cambridge companion to Greek comedy

Author: Martin Revermann
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2014.
Series: Cambridge companions to literature.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Greek comedy flourished in the fifth and fourth centuries BC, both in and beyond Athens. Aristophanes and Menander are the best-known writers whose work is in part extant, but many other dramatists are known from surviving fragments of their plays. This sophisticated but accessible introduction explores the genre as a whole, integrating literary questions (such as characterisation, dramatic technique or diction)  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Cambridge Companion to Greek Comedy
(DLC) 2013050037
(OCoLC)861734390
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Revermann
ISBN: 9781139015356 1139015354
OCLC Number: 881382741
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 498 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Introduction / Martin Revermann --
Part I. Setting the stage (in Athens and beyond). 1. Defining the genre / David Konstan ; 2. The rivals of Aristophanes and Menander / Zachary P. Biles ; 3. Fourth-century comedy before Menander / Keith Sidwell ; 4. Epicharmus and early Sicilian comedy / Kathryn Bosher ; 5. The iconography of comedy / Eric Csapo --
Part II. Comic theatre. 6. Dramatic technique and Athenian comedy / C.W. Marshall ; 7. Character types / Ian Ruffell ; 8. The language(s) of comedy / Andreas Willi --
Part III. Central themes. 9. Laughter / Stephen Halliwell ; 10. Utopianism / Ian Ruffell ; 11. The Greek 'comic hero' / Ralph M. Rosem ; 12. Social class / David Kawalko Roselli ; 13. Performing gender in Greek Old and New Comedy / Helene Foley ; 14. Divinity and religious practice / Martin Revermann --
Part IV. Politics, law and social history. 15. The politics of Greek comedy / Alan Sommerstein ; 16. Comedy and Athenian festival culture / Edith Hall ; 17. Comedy and Athenian law / Victoria Wohl ; 18. Comedy and the social historian / Susan Lape and Alfonso Moreno --
Part V. Reception. 19. Attic comedy in the rhetorical and moralising traditions / Richard Hunter ; 20. Contexts of reception in antiquity / Sebastiana Nervegna ; 21. The reception of Greek comedy in Rome / Michael Fontaine ; 22. The transmission of comic texts / Nigel Wilson ; 23. Snapshots of Aristophanes and Menander: from spontaneous reception to belated reception study / Gonda Van Steen.
Series Title: Cambridge companions to literature.
Responsibility: edited by Martin Revermann.

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This book provides a unique panorama of this challenging area of Greek literature, combining literary perspectives with historical issues and material culture.  Read more...

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