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Aristophanes and His Theatre of the : Classical World Series - Paul Cartledge

Aristophanes and His Theatre of the

Classical World Series

Paperback

Published: 1st April 2013
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Aristophanes, the Athenian comic dramatist, remains popular despite historical changes in attitude and belief. Placing the plays in their total civic, religious and dramatic context, this account explores their significance for contemporary audiences, and their continuing appeal. Separate chapters address aspects of his work and world, and attempt to outline the playwright's own opinions at a time of intense political debate. With original texts quoted in translation, this comprehensive and lively study provides students with an invaluable insight into the plays and their place in classical Athens.

List of illustrations
Preface
A Brief ""Life"" of the Poet
High Days and Holidays: the Dionysiac Experience
Aristophanes' Idea of the Theatre
The Wisdom of the Poet
The Women of Aristophanes
The Politics of Aristophanes
Aristophanic (E)utopias
Aristophanic ""Economic"" Postscript: Aristophanes Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow Suggestions for Further Study Suggestions for Further Reading
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ISBN: 9781853991141
ISBN-10: 1853991147
Series: Classical World Series
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 104
Published: 1st April 2013
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.8  x 0.6
Weight (kg): 0.14
Edition Number: 1