Oxford Readings In Aristophanes

Author: Erich Segal
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This anthology is a 'must' for all serious students of Aristophanes. It includes in one volume sixteen of the most important contributions to the study of the only surviving author of Greek Attic comedy who has left us more than fragments.

Aristophanes Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide

Author: David Konstan
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019980494X
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This ebook is a selective guide designed to help scholars and students of the ancient world find reliable sources of information by directing them to the best available scholarly materials in whatever form or format they appear from books, chapters, and journal articles to online archives, electronic data sets, and blogs. Written by a leading international authority on the subject, the ebook provides bibliographic information supported by direct recommendations about which sources to consult and editorial commentary to make it clear how the cited sources are interrelated. A reader will discover, for instance, the most reliable introductions and overviews to the topic, and the most important publications on various areas of scholarly interest within this topic. In classics, as in other disciplines, researchers at all levels are drowning in potentially useful scholarly information, and this guide has been created as a tool for cutting through that material to find the exact source you need. This ebook is just one of many articles from Oxford Bibliographies Online: Classics, a continuously updated and growing online resource designed to provide authoritative guidance through the scholarship and other materials relevant to the study of classics. Oxford Bibliographies Online covers most subject disciplines within the social science and humanities, for more information visit www.aboutobo.com.

Aristophanes Ecclesiazusae

Author: Alan H. Sommerstein
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 1800346344
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Ecclesiazusae, probably produced in 391 BC, is at once a typically Aristophanic fantasy of gender inversion, obscenity and farce, the earliest surviving work in the western Utopian tradition, and the source of a blueprint for a communist society on which Plato may well have drawn in his Republic.

Aristophanes Male And Female Revolutions

Author: Kenneth M. De Luca
Editor: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9780739108338
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This book provides careful readings of Aristophanes' Knights and Assemblywomen, and shows that in considering both plays as a pair each is better understood. While the Knights concerns the perfect democratic ruler, the Assemblywomen is about the perfect democratic law. The first close reading of these works and exploration of the connection between them, Aristophanes' Male and Female Revolutions not only illuminates these two plays, but also offers insight into questions at the core of political life. Kenneth De Luca's detailed analysis will be valuable to scholars of political philosophy, classical studies, and democratic theory.

Aristophanes Wasps

Author: Kenneth Rothwell
Editor: Oxford Greek and Latin College
ISBN: 0190907401
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Aristophanes' Wasps (422 B.C.) is an entertaining comedy that plunges us into the life of a family in classical Athens, while treating themes that readers of any time and place can appreciate. A father and son argue about politics, household servants try to please their master, a disruptive gang of the father's friends decide to intervene, a dog becomes a lightning-rod for his antics in the kitchen, attempts are made at reform and reconciliation, and it all ends with a drinking party that goes disastrously wrong. The father, Philocleon, and his friends, the chorus of wasp-like old men for whom the play is named, are some of the great creations of comic drama. The characters of the Wasps make constant references to the everyday world they are living in: its political demagogues, court system, religious rituals, social niceties, class distinctions, diseases, clothes, food, toilets, paychecks, geography, weather, household items, literary and mythological allusions, military experiences, and much more. These references give the play its immediacy, but their unfamiliarity to modern students can pose a challenge. This edition provides a full introduction devoted to the political, social, and literary background of the play, as well as notes to the text explaining historical details.

The Comedies Of Aristophanes Edited By Alan H Sommerstein Frogs

Author: Aristophanes
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Aristophanes And The Definition Of Comedy

Author: M. S. Silk
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This work presents a critical study of Aristophanes. Against the limited view of Aristophanes as Athenian theatrical satirist, Professor Silk identifies him as one of the world's great writers.

Tragedy On The Comic Stage

Author: Matthew C. Farmer
Editor: Oxford University Press
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Aristophanes' engagement with tragedy is one of the most striking features of his comedies: Euripides appears repeatedly as a character in these plays, jokes about tragedy and tragic poets abound, and parodies of tragedy frequently underlie whole scenes and even the plots of these plays.Tragedy on the Comic Stage contextualizes this engagement with tragedy within Greek comedy as a genre by examining paratragedy in the fragments of Aristophanes' contemporaries and successors in the fifth and fourth centuries. Farmer organizes these fragments under two rubrics. First, he discussesfragments that show characters discussing tragedy, use tragic poets as characters, or make reference to the dramatic festivals; these fragments, Farmer argues, develop a "culture of tragedy" within Greek comedy, a consistent set of tropes and devices that depict tragedy as part of the worldinhabited by the characters of these plays. Second, he assembles fragments that show tragic parody, imitations of tragedy that render tragic language humorous or ironic by juxtaposing it with the base characters and quotidian circumstances that make up Greek comedy. Tragedy on the Comic Stage thenillustrates these features of fragmentary paratragedy within three intact Aristophanic comedies: Wasps, Women at the Thesmophoria, and Wealth. These new readings of Aristophanes' plays show the value of reading Aristophanes in conjunction with the comic fragments, and insist on the subtlety andcomplexity of Aristophanic paratragedy.

The Symposium And Komos In Aristophanes

Author: Babette Puetz
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Rev. version of the author's thesis (Ph.D.)--University of St. Andrews.

Oxford Studies In Ancient Philosophy Volume Xxxvi

Author: Brad Inwood
Editor: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780199568109
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Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy is a volume of original articles on all aspects of ancient philosophy. The articles may be of substantial length, and include critical notices of major books. OSAP is now published twice yearly, in both hardback and paperback. "The serial Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy (OSAP) is fairly regarded as the leading venue for publication in ancient philosophy. It is where one looks to find the state-of-the-art. That the serial, which presents itself more as an anthology than as a journal, has traditionally allowed space for lengthier studies, has tended only to add to its prestige; it is as if OSAP thus declares that, since it allows as much space as the merits of the subject require, it can be more entirely devoted to the best and most serious scholarship."--Michael Pakaluk, Bryn Mawr Classical Review

American Journal Of Philology

Author: Charles William Emil Miller
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Each number includes "Reviews and book notices."

Encyclopedia Americana

Author: Scholastic Library Publishing
Editor: Grolier
ISBN: 9780717201396
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Concordia Discors

Author: Andrew Scholtz
Editor: Harvard Univ Center for Hellenic
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Writing to a friend, Horace describes the man as fascinated by "the discordant harmony of the cosmos, its purpose and power." Andrew Scholtz takes this notion of "discordant harmony" and argues for it as an aesthetic principle where classical Athenian literature addresses politics in the idiom of sexual desire. His approach is an untried one for this kind of topic. Drawing on theorists of the sociality of language, Scholtz shows how eros, consuming, destabilizing desire, became a vehicle for exploring and exploiting dissonance within the songs Athenians sang about themselves. Thus he shows how societal tension and instability could register as an ideologically charged polyphony in works like the Periclean Funeral Oration, Aristophanes' Knights, and Xenophon's Symposium.

Mensch Und Tier In Der Antike

Author: Annetta Alexandridis
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English summary: These conference proceedings explore the encounter of human and animal nature from a philological, historical and archaeological perspective in areas such as the body, myth, religion and cult, politics and philosophy. Ancient texts and images present a broad variety of approaches to the question of how, if at all, to define the boundaries between both species. At the same time it becomes evident, how strongly the conception of both humans and animals were shaped by anthropomorphism, so that a distinction between both is in the end impossible. German description: Dieser Kongressband untersucht aus philologischer, historischer und archaologischer Perspektive verschiedene Bereiche der Antike, in denen Mensch und Tier, oder auch menschliche und tierische Naturen, aufeinandertreffen. Antike Texte und Bilder aus Religion und Kult, Mythos, Politik und Philosophie zeigen ein weites Spektrum an Moglichkeiten, wie die Grenzen zwischen Mensch und Tier gezogen oder aber auch aufgelost werden konnen. Die Vorstellungen, die sich in Sprache, Texten und Bildern manifestierten, sind allerdings so stark von Anthropomorphismus gepragt, dass eine konzeptionelle Trennung von Mensch und Tier kaum moglich ist.

Text Tradition

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The Rivals Of Aristophanes

Author: F. David Harvey
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Due to the scarcity of surviving texts by other poets, it is easy to forget that Aristophanes wrote for competition and that rivalry was an important component in the rhetoric of his comedies, especially Clouds and Knights .

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Oxford Readings In Greek Tragedy

Author: Erich Segal
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Greek tragedy, the fountainhead of all western drama, is widely read by students in a variety of disciplines. Segal here presents twenty-nine of the finest modern essays on the plays of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides. All Greek has been translated, but the original footnotes have been retained. Contributors include Anne Burnett, E.R. Dodds, Bernard M.W. Knox, Hugh Lloyd-Jones, Karl Reinhardt, Jacqueline de Romilly, Bruno Snell, Jean-Pierre Vernant and Cedric Whitman.

Aristophanes

Author: Aristophanes
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Aristophanes wrote most of his comedic masterpieces during the Peloponnesian wars, parodying the tumultuous politics and society of that time with trademark innuendoes and bawdy stagings and dialogue. These plays contain, in turn, the sharpest political satire to be found in Aristophanes, a famous caricature of Socrates and the sophists, and the escapist fantasy of a city in the clouds. Book jacket.

The Symposium And Komos In Aristophanes

Author: Babette Pütz
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Since the publication of the first edition of this book, in 2003, much important new literature has come out, requiring review. The works on drinking parties have focused more and more on Hellenistic and Roman banquets, while drawing parallels with sympotic matters in Classical Athens. This revised second edition provides translations or paraphrases of all the Greek and Latin (except in a few passages which contain discussions of technical matters) to make the book more accessible for students of Aristophanes who do not read these languages.