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Making Mockery: The Poetics of Ancient Satire

Ralph Rosen

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195309966
eISBN:
9780199789443
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309966.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book explores the dynamics of comic mockery and satire in Greek and Latin poetry, and argues that poets working in such genres composed their “attacks” on targets, and constructed their ... More


Athens I

Wallace Matson

in Grand Theories and Everyday Beliefs: Science, Philosophy, and their Histories

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199812691
eISBN:
9780199919420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812691.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

The intensely human culture of newly literate Ionia spread into every field of intellectual endeavor. Though it was obviously anti-religious, serious opposition to it took nearly a century to ... More


Conclusion

ANDREAS WILLI

in The Languages of Aristophanes: Aspects of Linguistic Variation in Classical Attic Greek

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199215102
eISBN:
9780191718915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199215102.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter presents a synthesis of discussions in the preceding chapters. The most important conclusion from studying the six Aristophanic case studies is that it is feasible to operate with ... More


Introduction

Katherine Clarke

in Making Time for the Past: Local History and the Polis

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199291083
eISBN:
9780191710582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199291083.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter discusses different forms of temporal calibration and articulation, as well as the complementary nature of natural time and culturally-determined time. After introducing some ... More


The Browning version: Aristophanes' Apology and ‘the perfect piece’

Kathleen Riley

in The Reception and Performance of Euripides' Herakles: Reasoning Madness

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199534487
eISBN:
9780191715945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199534487.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter looks in detail at Robert Browning's poem Aristophanes' Apology (1875) and his transcription, within this, of Euripides' Herakles. Browning applies himself at length to the whole issue ... More


Shadow Lovers: The Symposiasts and Socrates

Frisbee C. C. Sheffield

in Plato's Symposium: The Ethics of Desire

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199286775
eISBN:
9780191713194
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199286775.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter explores the relationship between Socrates and his predecessors, and gives a significant philosophical role to all the speeches of the dialogue. It argues that Socrates' speech is ... More


Lysistrata the warrior

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/9780199554195.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter argues that neither Aristophanes, nor his creation Lysistrata, can reasonably be regarded as a pacifist, or even as an unconditional advocate of ending the current war against Sparta. ... More


The Voice of the Dancer: A New Theory of the Greek Accent

A. P. David

in The Dance of the Muses: Choral Theory and Ancient Greek Poetics

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199292400
eISBN:
9780191711855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199292400.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

A fresh interpretation of ‘όξύς’ and ‘βαρύς’ underpins a new theory of the ancient Greek accent, applying W. Sidney Allen’s observation that there must have been in Greek a down-glide in pitch, ... More


Where the Blame Lies: The Question of Thersites

Ralph M. Rosen

in Making Mockery: The Poetics of Ancient Satire

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195309966
eISBN:
9780199789443
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309966.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter is concerned with how satiric genres of poetry distinguished “blamers” from targets, and how poets enlisted the sympathies of their audiences. The main focus is on the Thersites of ... More


Some Evaluative Terms in Aristophanes

Kenneth Dover

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/9780199245475.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter establishes the range of evaluative strategies found in Greek comedy and then concentrates on an explicit lexical evaluation in comedy. It argues that it would be easy to understand why ... More


Figures of Speech in Aristophanes

Simon R. Slings

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/9780199245475.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter illustrates some of the problems that arise when we try to separate literary and non-literary language. It argues that a figure of speech such as chiasmus (and similarly anaphora) is a ... More


Marriage

Cathy Gutierrez

in Plato's Ghost: Spiritualism in the American Renaissance

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195388350
eISBN:
9780199866472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388350.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The creation of a white-collar class in America brought with it changes in demographic patterns, particularly where romance was concerned. No longer largely economic, marriage became increasingly ... More


Speech within Speech in Menander

René Nünlist

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/9780199245475.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter describes the dramatic use of speech within speech in Menander's comedies. It begins with a historical review that stretches from Homer down to Hellenistic literature, then considers the ... More


Talking about Laughter: And Other Studies in Greek Comedy

Alan H. Sommerstein

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199554195
eISBN:
9780191720604
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554195.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book brings together fourteen studies on Aristophanes and his fellow comic dramatists, some of which have not previously appeared in print while others were published (between 1980 and 2005) in ... 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


Response to Slater, ‘Bringing up Father: <i>paideia</i> and <i>ephebeia</i> in the <i>Wasps’</i>

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/9780199554195.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

In this chapter, originally a response to a symposium paper by Niall Slater, it is argued that ephebeia, a concept that had been endowed with great explanatory importance in some recent studies of ... More


An alternative democracy and an alternative to democracy in Aristophanic 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/9780199554195.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter argues that Aristophanes' plays present, at least by implication, a twofold model of an alternative political system. One is an alternative democracy, envisaged as a practical ... More


Nudity, obscenity, and power: modes of female assertiveness in Aristophanes <sup>1</sup>

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/9780199554195.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores the ways in which women, in Aristophanes' Lysistrata and Ecclesiazusae, use nudity, obscene language, and obscene gesture to assert their independence of, and power over, men. ... More


Kleophon and the restaging of <i>Frogs</i>

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/9780199554195.003.0014
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

In this chapter it is argued that ancient notices about honours given to Aristophanes for his advice in the parabasis of Frogs are shown by their language to be based on an authentic state decree; ... More


Platonios <i>Diff. Com.</i> 29–31 and 46–52 Koster: Aristophanes' <i>Aiolosikon,</i> Kratinos' <i>Odyssαs,</i> 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


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