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Greek comedy. by Norwood, Gilbert

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Written in English


  • Greek drama (Comedy) -- History and criticism

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Edition Notes

SeriesA dramabook
LC ClassificationsPA3161 .N6 1963
The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 413 p.
Number of Pages413
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5877924M
LC Control Number63008194

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comedy, literary work that aims primarily to provoke laughter. Unlike tragedy, which seeks to engage profound emotions and sympathies, comedy strives to entertain chiefly through criticism and ridicule of man's customs and institutions. Although usually used in reference to the drama (see drama, Western; Asian drama), in the Middle Ages comedy was associated with vernacular language and a. Get this from a library! Greek comedy.. [Gilbert Norwood] -- Discusses the literary history of Greek comedy, the productions of the plays, their metre and rhythm, and the works of Aristophanes, Menander, Epicharnus, Cratinus, the School of Crates, and Eupolis. Assemblywomen (Greek: Ἐκκλησιάζουσαι Ekklesiazousai; also translated as, Congresswomen, Women in Parliament, Women in Power, and A Parliament of Women) is a comedy written by the Greek playwright Aristophanes in BC. The play invents a scenario where the women of Athens assume control of the government and instate reforms that ban private wealth and enforce sexual equality Written by: Aristophanes, The Dramatis Personae .   Greek comedy is divided into Old, Middle, and New Comedy. Aristophanes is the author of the earliest Old Comedy we possess, The Acharnians, produced in Middle Comedy (cc) ran from roughly the end of the Peloponnesian War until the death of Alexander the Great.

  Available online or as a 3-volume print set, The Encyclopedia of Greek Comedy is a comprehensive and accessible reference covering all of Greek comedy and its reception from antiquity to the present. Features the work of nearly established and rising scholars from around the world; Contains more than entries, organized in A-Z format, with helpful cross-references and an index . The contributions to this book illustrate how linguistic study of Greek comedy can deepen our knowledge of the intricate connections between the dramatic texts and their literary and socio-cultural environment. Topics discussed include the relationship of comedy and iambus, the world of Doric comedy in Sicily, figures of speech and obscene vocabulary in Aristophanes, comic elements in tragedy. The Oxford Handbook of Greek and Roman Comedy marks the first comprehensive introduction to and reference work for the unified study of ancient comedy. From the birth of comedy in Greece to its end in Rome, from the Hellenistic diffusion of performances after the death of Menander to its artistic, scholarly, and literary receptions in the later Format: Hardcover. Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Norwood, Gilbert, b. Greek comedy. London, Methuen & Co. [].

Greek comedy flourished in the fifth and fourth centuries BC, both in and beyond Athens. Aristophanes and Menander are the best-known writers whose work is in part extant, but many other dramatists are known from surviving fragments of their plays. Greek Comedy and Ideology (Book) Book Details. ISBN. Title. Greek Comedy and Ideology. Author. Konstan, David. Publisher. Oxford University Press. Publication Date. Buy This Book. $ plus shipping $ free shipping worldwide. By purchasing books through this website, you support our non-profit organization. that comprised ancient Greek drama. Many critical studies focus solely on tragedy or on comedy with only a nodding glance at the other, while satyr-drama often gets lost in the glare of the more familiar genres. We begin with a consideration of the aspects and conventions of ancient Greek drama, so like and at the same time differ-. Greek comedy and the discourse of genres / edited by E. Bakola, L. Prauscello and M. Tel`o. pages cm Includes bibliographical references and index. isbn (hardback) 1. Greek drama (Comedy) – History and criticism. 2. Greek drama (Comedy) – Influence. 3. Intertextuality. I. Bakola, Emmanuela. pag74