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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.
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Aristophanes has enjoyed a conspicuous revival in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Greece. Here, Gonda Van Steen provides the first critical analysis of the role of the classical Athenian playwright in modern Greek 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,  Read more...
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Van Steen, Gonda Aline Hector, 1964-
Venom in verse.
Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2000
(DLC) 99039767
(OCoLC)42667842
Named Person: Aristophanes; Aristophanes; Aristophanes; Aristophane; Aristophane; Aristophanes
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gonda Aline Hector Van Steen
ISBN: 1400813719 9781400813711 9781400823758 1400823757
OCLC Number: 51322048
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Awards: Winner of John D. Criticos Prize 2000.
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 284 pages) : illustrations.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
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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