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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


Old Comedians on 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/9780199554195.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines what the scripts of Old Comedy have to say about the art of Old Comedy itself. So far as concerns the technique of the genre, all its practitioners seem to attach value to ... More


The ‘War’ between the Poets

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/9780199259922.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter begins by comparing Eupolis and Aristophanes, the latter being the only extant poet of Old Comedy. It differentiates the fragmentary remains of Eupolis from Aristophanes's. It discusses ... More


Introduction

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/9780199554195.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The Introduction outlines the chapters that follow, which contain a sample of the author's work in article form on Old Comedy over the last few decades. The Introduction also explains the sequence of ... 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


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


Causal Sequences and Other Patterns

M. S. SILK

in Aristophanes and the Definition of Comedy

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199253821
eISBN:
9780191712227
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253821.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter argues that the Aristophanic plot-line often provides an impression of realist continuity because there are innumerable moments, or miniature sequences, of consequential action. It ... 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


Old Comedy, Classical Satyr Drama, and Euripides’ Alcestis

Carl A. Shaw

in Satyric Play: The Evolution of Greek Comedy and Satyr Drama

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199950942
eISBN:
9780190222949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199950942.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Comic dramatists of fifth-century Athens integrated a number of humorous (sometimes non-Athenian) modes of performance into their plays, which led to the decline of many of these earlier pre-comic ... More


Post-Classical Satyr Play and Old Comedy

Carl A. Shaw

in Satyric Play: The Evolution of Greek Comedy and Satyr Drama

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199950942
eISBN:
9780190222949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199950942.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

From the second half of the fourth century through the first half of the third, satyr dramatists employed characteristic elements of Old Comedy in their satyric performances: looser metrical rules, ... More


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