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The origin of Attic comedy

Author: Francis Macdonald Cornford
Publisher: Ann Arbor, MI : University of Michigan Press, 1993.
Series: Ann Arbor paperbacks.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st ed. as an Ann Arbor pbkView all editions and formats
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The Origin of Attic Comedy was originally published in 1934. Its author, Francis Macdonald Cornford (1874-1943), was Laurence Professor of Ancient Philosophy and a fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge. Beginning with Aristotle's observation that from the earliest stage Attic Comedy had 'certain definite forms', Cornford shows that these forms are clearly observable in the plays of Aristophanes and that they derived  Read more...
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Cornford, Francis Macdonald, 1874-1943.
Origin of Attic comedy.
Ann Arbor, MI : University of Michigan Press, 1993
(OCoLC)607814159
Online version:
Cornford, Francis Macdonald, 1874-1943.
Origin of Attic comedy.
Ann Arbor, MI : University of Michigan Press, 1993
(OCoLC)621823942
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Francis Macdonald Cornford
ISBN: 0472081950 9780472081950
OCLC Number: 26975600
Notes: Originally published: Garden City, N.Y. : Anchor Books, 1961.
Description: lii, 289 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: Introduction ----
Part I. The Background. 1. The dramatic fertility ritual ----
Part II. The Ritual pattern in aristocratic comedy. 2. The Agon ---
3. Sacrifice and feast ---
4. The exodus ---
5. The rle of the chorus ---
6. The phallic songs ---
7. The impostor ---
8. The stock masks ----
Part III. Comedy and tragedy. 9. Comedy and tragedy.
Series Title: Ann Arbor paperbacks.
Responsibility: by Francis Macdonald Cornford ; edited with foreword and additional notes by Theodor H. Gaster ; introduction by Jeffrey Hendersen.

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