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Poetic Persona and Poetic Voice in Cratinus' Comedy

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/9780199569359.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Chapter 1 sheds light on Cratinus' poetic persona and its central role in his intertextual dialogue with his rivals, especially Aristophanes. Cratinus constructed his persona by taking his stand on ... More


Kleophon and the restaging of Frogs

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


The Role of The Audience: Ideology, Identity,and Intensity

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/9780199587216.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter develops the study of comic self-reference by looking at direct and indirect address and manipulation of the audience. Arguing that the audience's role is a construct of the ... 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


The Frogs

Ethan Mordden

in On Sondheim: An Opinionated Guide

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780199394814
eISBN:
9780199394999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199394814.003.0019
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter discusses one Sondheim's works. The Frogs (1974) was a play with music, which Sondheim describes as one of the few deeply unpleasant professional experience he has had. Its 2004 ... More


Greek Comedy

THOMAS K. HUBBARD

in Homosexuality in Greece and Rome: A Sourcebook of Basic Documents

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520223813
eISBN:
9780520936508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223813.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Attic (Athenian) comedy is particularly useful for the study of homosexuality in virtue of its characteristic explicitness in sexual matters. Moreover, it provides insight into what may have been ... 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


Conclusion

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/9780190492076.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The Conclusion returns to Frogs for another close reading of a passage that combines elements of tragic culture and tragic parody. This reading of Frogs is then used to contextualize a summary of and ... More


Earth, Nature, and the Cult of the Tomb: The Posthumous Reception of Aeschylus heros

Emmanuela Bakola

in Tombs of the Ancient Poets: Between Literary Reception and Material Culture

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198826477
eISBN:
9780191865442
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198826477.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines the depiction of the fifth-century tragic poet Aeschylus in Aristophanes’ Frogs by paying particular attention to the play’s engagement with space, especially the space of the ... More


Assessment

Mary Jane West-Eberhard

in Developmental Plasticity and Evolution

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195122343
eISBN:
9780197561300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195122343.003.0030
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Palaeontology: Earth Sciences

A book on developmental plasticity needs a chapter on assessment, if only to show that adaptive environmental assessment occurs. Skepticism regarding the ... More


Modularity

Mary Jane West-Eberhard

in Developmental Plasticity and Evolution

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195122343
eISBN:
9780197561300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195122343.003.0009
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Palaeontology: Earth Sciences

Modularity, like the responsiveness that gives rise to it during development and evolution, is a universal property of living things and a fundamental ... More


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