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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


A Total Write-Off: Continuity and Competition

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/9780199587216.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The interactions between comic poets has been increasingly recognized in recent years. This chapter develops a model for such constructive and competitive interactions, drawing on both ... More


Eupolis, Poet of Old Comedy

Ian C. Storey

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199259922
eISBN:
9780191717420
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199259922.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Eupolis (fl. 429–411 BC) was one of the best-attested of Aristophanes' rivals, and a major figure in the history of Athenian comedy. No complete work by this lost master has survived, but of his ... More


Eupolis in Antiquity

Ian C. Storey

in Eupolis, Poet of Old Comedy

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199259922
eISBN:
9780191717420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199259922.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines how popular Eupolis is among famous Old Comedy writers. It tries to evaluate these writers' works, and determines how often they make citations of Eupolis' works into their own ... More


Introduction

Ian C. Storey

in Eupolis, Poet of Old Comedy

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199259922
eISBN:
9780191717420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199259922.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter describes Eupolis as a forgotten master of Old Comedy, ranked with Kratinos and Aristophanes. It attempts to discover Eupolis' profile and compares him with other well-known poets. It ... More


Aristophanes’ Electra Complex and the Future of 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/9780226309729.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter suggests that the revised Clouds (419–417 BCE) extends the narrative of the failure of the first version in 423 by deploying against the rival Eupolis the same delegitimating strategies ... More


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