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Ionian Iambos and Attic Komoidia: Father and Daughter, or Just Cousins?

Ewen Bowie

in The Language of Greek Comedy

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199245475
eISBN:
9780191714993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199245475.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter reconsiders the old problem of the relationship between iambus and comedy. By comparing three possible hypotheses of dependence, it rejects the view that Cratinus introduced into Attic ... More


Cratinus and the Art of Comedy

Emmanuela Bakola

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199569359
eISBN:
9780191722332
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199569359.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Cratinus, one of the great lost poets of fifth-century Athenian comedy and a canonical author of the classical world, had a formative influence on the comic genre, including Aristophanes himself. In ... More


Platonios Diff. Com. 29–31 and 46–52 Koster: Aristophanes' Aiolosikon, Kratinos' Odyssαs, and Middle Comedy

Alan H. Sommerstein

in Talking about Laughter: And Other Studies in Greek Comedy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199554195
eISBN:
9780191720604
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554195.003.0015
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines some muddled statements by the 3rd- or 4th-century writer Platonios about the history of Athenian comedy, with the object of explaining how he was led to make the gross factual ... More


Introduction

Emmanuela Bakola

in Cratinus and the Art of Comedy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199569359
eISBN:
9780191722332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199569359.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

After a preface devoted to the poet, his works, his reputation in antiquity, and the nature of the surviving material, the introduction clarifies the book's methodology. Unlike traditional ways of ... More


Monsters, ogres, and demons in Old Comedy

Alan H. Sommerstein

in Talking about Laughter: And Other Studies in Greek Comedy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199554195
eISBN:
9780191720604
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554195.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines the portrayal of monsters, ogres, and demons in Sicilian and Attic comedy throughout the 5th century bc. In early comedy and mime (Epicharmus, Sophron, Cratinus, Crates) the ... More


Aristophanes and the Cloak of Comedy: "Affect, Aesthetics, and the Canon"

Mario Telò

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226309699
eISBN:
9780226309729
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226309729.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Aristophanes, whose eleven surviving plays are all that remain of Old Comedy, has been stereotyped since ancient times as the poet who brought order and stability to this rowdy theatrical genre. But ... More


Female Personifications of Poetry in Old Comedy

EDITH HALL

in The Theatrical Cast of Athens: Interactions between Ancient Greek Drama and Society

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199298891
eISBN:
9780191711459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199298891.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores the way in which the poets of Old Comedy — Cratinus and Pherecrates as well as Aristophanes — required actors to impersonate literary abstractions that were gendered feminine, ... More


The comic Pericles

James McGlew

in Ancient Tyranny

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748621255
eISBN:
9780748651047
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621255.003.0041
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter highlights the part that Attic comedy played in Athenian political and cultural effort to keep the idea and image of tyranny alive and well and to use it as a political tool. Comedy's ... More


A Touch of Class: The Enduring Texture of Aristophanic Comedy

Mario Telò

in Aristophanes and the Cloak of Comedy: "Affect, Aesthetics, and the Canon"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226309699
eISBN:
9780226309729
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226309729.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter argues that the father-son battle of Wasps grounds the sense experience of dramatic reception in the materiality of textiles by reimagining the defeat of Clouds in423 as a choice between ... More


Emotional Rescue and Generic Demotion: Old Comedians and Tragedy’s Ragged Audience

Mario Telò

in Aristophanes and the Cloak of Comedy: "Affect, Aesthetics, and the Canon"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226309699
eISBN:
9780226309729
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226309729.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter reads the prologue of Aristophanes’ Wasps against Euripides’ Hippolytus—and later scenes involving the mad father Philocleon against the melancholic antics of Niobe and Bellerophon, two ... More


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