The Rivals of Aristophanes: Studies in Athenian Old Comedy

By Myfanwy Tristram, Kenneth Dover

Author note: David Harvey (Editor), John Wilkins (Editor), Myfanwy Tristram (Illustrator), Kenneth Dover (Forward)
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Due to the shortage of surviving texts by way of different poets, you can still disregard that Aristophanes wrote for pageant and that contention used to be a massive part within the rhetoric of his comedies, particularly Clouds and Knights .

This vital examine, comprising 26 essays by way of best foreign students offered at a convention held on the Institute of Classical stories in London in 1996, goals to advertise a greater figuring out of Aristophanes' paintings via assessing that of his many opponents, together with Cratinus, Hermippus and Eupolis, who usually triumphed over Aristophanes at significant civic gala's.

The papers additionally reflect on the proof for Aristophanes' rival poets in different assets, particularly painted vases. The chapters are divided into 5 sections: modifying comedian fragments, poets of previous Comedy, the transition to center Comedy, literary subject matters and social issues.

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Kenneth Dover, W Geoffrey Arnott, Wolfgang Luppe, Ralph M Rosen, James Davidson, S Douglas Olson, Dwora Gilula, David Harvey, Jeffrey Henderson, David Braund, Giorgos Kavvadias, Ian C Storey, Thomas Braun, Heinz-Guenther Nesselrath, Keith Sidwell, N J Lowe, Bernhard Zimmermann, Stephen Colvin, Michael Silk, Angus Bowie, John Wilkins, Nick Fisher, Andrew Dalby, Edith corridor, Christopher Carey, Alan H Sommerstein, Paola Ceccarelli, Ian Ruffell.

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