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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


Cratinus and Tragedy

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/9780199569359.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Through examination of four of Cratinus' comedies, Ch 3 challenges the generally accepted argument that Aristophanes is unusual in his engagement with tragedy and demonstrates that paratragedy was ... More


Tragedy on the Comic Stage

Matthew C. Farmer

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190492076
eISBN:
9780190492090
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190492076.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Tragedy on the Comic Stage collects and analyzes the evidence for Ancient Greek comedy’s engagement with its contemporary dramatic genre, tragedy. Beginning with the comic fragments, this monograph ... More


Lucianic Paratragedy: In memoriam Michael Foot

Tim Whitmarsh

in Beyond the Second Sophistic: Adventures in Greek Postclassicism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780520276819
eISBN:
9780520957022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520276819.003.0012
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter explores the tragic output of Lucian of Samosata, the colorful satirist of the second century CE who is more often associated with prose. Lucian’s tragic parodies show a familiar ... More


Introduction

Matthew C. Farmer

in Tragedy on the Comic Stage

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190492076
eISBN:
9780190492090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190492076.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter introduces the reader to the primary concerns of the book (“tragic culture” and “tragic parody”) with a close reading of the prologue of Frogs. It then lays out the scholarly history of ... More


Electra and the Coal Pan: Tragic Culture in the Comic Fragments

Matthew C. Farmer

in Tragedy on the Comic Stage

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190492076
eISBN:
9780190492090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190492076.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter assembles and analyzes a set of fragments from Greek comedy of the fifth and fourth centuries that include overt references to tragedy. These include particularly fragments that show ... More


Give Me a Bit of Paratragedy: Tragic Parody in the Comic Fragments

Matthew C. Farmer

in Tragedy on the Comic Stage

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190492076
eISBN:
9780190492090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190492076.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter analyzes fragments from Old and Middle comedy that show tragic parody. In these fragments, characters within comedy begin speaking in tragic style, frequently delivering actual tragic ... More


The Man Is Obsessed with Song: A Contest of Genres in Wasps

Matthew C. Farmer

in Tragedy on the Comic Stage

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190492076
eISBN:
9780190492090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190492076.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter presents a reading of Aristophanes’ Wasps focused on its engagement with tragedy. Philocleon, the chapter argues, is an unstable fan of tragedy whose instability leads him to act like a ... More


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