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Venom in verse : Aristophanes in modern Greece

Author: Gonda Aline Hector Van Steen
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2000.
Series: Princeton modern Greek studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Gonda Van Steen provides the first critical analysis of the role of the classical Athenian playwright in modern Greck culture, explaining how the sociopolitical "venom" of Aristophanes' verses remains relevant and appealing to modern Greek audiences. Deriding or challenging well-known figures and conservative values, Aristophanes' comedies transgress authority and continue to speak to many social groups in Greece
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Van Steen, Gonda Aline Hector, 1964-
Venom in verse.
Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2000
(OCoLC)606282711
Named Person: Aristophanes; Aristophanes; Aristophane; Aristophane; Aristophanes.; Aristophanes.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gonda Aline Hector Van Steen
ISBN: 0691009562 9780691009568
OCLC Number: 42667842
Awards: Winner of John D. Criticos Prize 2000.
Description: xx, 284 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Poisoned gift from antiquity: Aristophanes as Paravase of Koraes' nationalist ideology --
Aristophanes in modern Greek: a demotic, satirical, and theatrical Paravase --
The Lysistrata euphoria of 1900 to 1940: sexual and antifeminist Paravase --
Koun's birds of 1959: Paravase of right-wing politics --
Framing, clowning, and cloning Aristophanes.
Series Title: Princeton modern Greek studies.
Responsibility: Gonda A.H. Van Steen.
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Aristophanes has enjoyed a conspicuous revival in nineteenth - and twentieth-century Greece. This book provides an analysis of his role in modern Greek culture. It addresses the issues reflected in  Read more...

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