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Reproducing Athens : Menander's comedy, democratic culture, and the Hellenistic city

Author: Susan Lape
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Reproducing Athens examines the role of romantic comedy, particularly the plays of Menander, in defending democratic culture and transnational polis culture against various threats during the initial and most fraught period of the Hellenistic Era."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Menander, of Athens; Menander, of Athens; Ménandre, d'Athènes; Ménandre, d'Athènes; Menander, of Athens.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Lape
ISBN: 0691115834 9780691115832
OCLC Number: 51454523
Description: xiii, 294 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Narratives of resistance and romance : democracy and comedy in the early Hellenistic Period --
Reproducing democracy in oligarchic and autocratic Athens --
Making citizens in comedy and court --
The ethics of democracy in Menander's Dyskolos --
The politics of sexuality in drama in Democratic Athens : the case of Menander's Samia --
The Mercenary romance : gender and civic education in the Perikeiromenē and Misoumenos --
Trials of masculinity in democratic discourse and Menander's Sikyōnioi.
Responsibility: Susan Lape.
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