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On Eating Cake: Joke Semiotics

I. A. Ruffell

in Politics and Anti-Realism in Athenian Old Comedy: The Art of the Impossible

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199587216
eISBN:
9780191731297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587216.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter argues that the joke is the device through which Old Comedy needs to be approached. It discusses the place of humour in Aristophanic interpretation and relates analysis of ... More


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