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Fragments of Old Comedy : Philonicus to Xenophon. Adespota v. III - Ian C. Storey

Fragments of Old Comedy

Philonicus to Xenophon. Adespota v. III

By: Ian C. Storey (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 8th July 2011
ISBN: 9780674996779
Number Of Pages: 480

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The era of Old Comedy (c. 485 – c. 380 BCE), when theatrical comedy was created and established, is best known through the extant plays of Aristophanes, but there were many other poets whose comedies survive only in fragments. This new Loeb edition, the most extensive selection of the fragments available in English, presents the work of fifty-six poets, including Cratinus and Eupolis, the other members (along with Aristophanes) of the canonical Old Comic triad.

For each poet and play there is an introduction, brief notes, and select bibliography. Also included is a selection of ancient testimonia to Old Comedy, nearly one hundred unattributed fragments (both book and papyri), and descriptions of twenty-five vase-paintings illustrating Old Comic scenes. The texts are based on the monumental edition of Kassel and Austin, updated to reflect the latest scholarship.

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This edition of Old Comic fragments is a welcome addition to the world of classics...This is a comprehensive and all-encompassing work; the introductions, the bibliographies, the notes, the apparatuses, the treatment of the papyrus fragments, the vase-section, have all been conscientiously and assiduously composed; and so these volumes will serve as an immensely useful tool for both scholars and students for a considerable time. Storey is to be highly commended for bringing this intricate task to completion. -- Athina Papachrysostomou Bryn Mawr Classical Review 20120226

ISBN: 9780674996779
ISBN-10: 0674996771
Series: Loeb Classical Library : Book 3
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 480
Published: 8th July 2011
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 16.2 x 10.8  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.36

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