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Cratinus and the Satyr Play

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/9780199569359.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Chapter 2 picks up on the theme of interaction with other genres and demonstrates how one of Cratinus' comedies, Dionysalexandros, operated throughout by cross‐generic play with satyr drama. Based ... 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


‘Nothing to do with Human Affairs?’: Alcibiades' Response to 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/9780199286775.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter explores a further issue that arises from Socrates' account of how our desire for happiness is best satisfied: to what extent is it a human life that he advocates? It argues that ... More


The titles of Greek dramas

Alan H. Sommerstein

in The Tangled Ways of Zeus: And Other Studies In and Around Greek Tragedy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199568314
eISBN:
9780191723018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199568314.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter argues that the titles now attached to Greek tragedies, comedies, and satyr-dramas (but not the ‘sur-titles’ or epithets used to distinguish plays of the same name) were given to them at ... More


Nymphs and Gnomes

M. L. West

in Indo-European Poetry and Myth

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199280759
eISBN:
9780191712913
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280759.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses a miscellany of Indo-European deities and supernatural beings who, while not constituent elements of our terrestrial environment like the Waters or the Earth-goddess, inhabit ... More


Flights of Fancy: Tragic Myth and Comic Logos

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/9780199587216.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter uses Aristophanes' Peace as a basis for an investigation of the relationship between parody and the impossible worlds of Old Comedy. Trygaios' flight to heaven on a ... More


The Theatrical Cast of Athens: Interactions between Ancient Greek Drama and Society

Edith Hall

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199298891
eISBN:
9780191711459
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199298891.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This study explores the numerous different ways in which we can understand the relationship between the real, social world in which the Athenians lived and the theatrical roles that they invented. In ... More


An Essay on Satyr Names

Jaime Curbera

in Changing Names: Tradition and Innovation in Ancient Greek Onomastics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780197266540
eISBN:
9780191884245
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266540.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The skilful and imaginative vase paintings of satyrs make us forget that they originated in a real spectacle. In this essay, I propose to consider satyr names as the names of actual revellers and ... More


Horny Satyrs and Tragic Tetralogies

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/9780199298891.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines what can be reconstructed of the female roles in satyr drama, and how its nymphs and shipwrecked princesses were harassed by the ubiquitous chorus of priapic satyrs. It argues ... More


Satyric Play: The Evolution of Greek Comedy and Satyr Drama

Carl Shaw

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199950942
eISBN:
9780190222949
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199950942.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Satyric Play is the first book to offer an integrated analysis of Greek comedy and satyr drama. Using a literary-historical approach, it argues that comedy and satyr plays influenced each other in ... More


Satyrs in the Women's Quarters†

FranÇois Lissarrague and Alison Waters

in Sex and Difference in Ancient Greece and Rome

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748613199
eISBN:
9780748651016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748613199.003.0016
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Attic pottery of the fifth century presents a picture of the gynaeceum (women's quarters) as a world where, amongst themselves, women were sometimes visited by Eros and Aphrodite. The space assigned ... More


Metapoetry in Euripides

Isabelle Torrance

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199657834
eISBN:
9780191745393
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657834.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book is the first detailed study of self-conscious aspects of Euripidean drama. This book argues that Euripides employed a complex system of metapoetic devices in order to draw the audience’s ... More


A Crude Contradiction; Or, The Second Accent of the Symposium

in Socrates & the Fat Rabbis

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226069166
eISBN:
9780226069180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226069180.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel and Friedrich Nietzsche, it seems, first brought Plato's dialogues into what would be the Bakhtinian ken by identifying them as novels. This identification has found ... More


The Pirithous Fragments: Da Homero a Libanio. Estudios actuales sobre textos griegos. II. ed. J.A. LUópez Férez (Madrid, 1995) 183–93

Christopher Collard

in Tragedy, Euripides and Euripideans

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781904675730
eISBN:
9781781385364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781904675730.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The paper reviews the still disputed nature and attribution of a fragmentary play about Pirithous’ descent into Hades to recover his intended bride Persephone after her abduction by the underworld ... More


Review of James Diggle, Tragicorum Graecorum Fragmenta Selecta (Oxford, 1998): Bryn Mawr Classical Review 1999.03.01

Christopher Collard

in Tragedy, Euripides and Euripideans

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781904675730
eISBN:
9781781385364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781904675730.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The volume shows very high technical excellence and grear flair in conjecture, in a difficult task, the editing of fragmentary texts. As well as book-fragments (quotations in other ancient authors), ... More


The Trojan War

Isabelle Torrance

in Metapoetry in Euripides

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199657834
eISBN:
9780191745393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657834.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter develops in more detail the analysis of Euripides’ differing responses to the epic and tragic poets begun in the earlier chapters (especially in Ch. 2). Focusing on Euripides’ major ... More


Tragedy, Comedy, and Euripides

Isabelle Torrance

in Metapoetry in Euripides

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199657834
eISBN:
9780191745393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657834.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter contextualizes the metapoetic strategies of Euripides more broadly within the poetics of fifth‐century drama. It is shown that Aeschylus and Sophocles used some of the same techniques as ... More


Canto VI – the Church’s mission to the Gentiles

Kathryn Walls

in God's only daughter: Spenser's Una as the invisible Church

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780719090370
eISBN:
9781781706510
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090370.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Una’s time with the satyrs represents the Church’s mission to the gentiles as described in the book of Acts. The satyrs’ idolatry of Una and her ass echoes (i) that of the gentiles in their attempt ... More


A Satyric Paradise: The Form of W. B. Yeats’s “News for the Delphic Oracle”

Michael Cade-Stewart

in Writing Modern Ireland

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780989082693
eISBN:
9781781382417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780989082693.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This essay examines the poetic forms of W. B. Yeats's “The Statues” and “News for the Delphic Oracle” as well as these poems' place in Yeats's Last Poems and Two Plays. “The Statues” is a tragic ... More


The Chorus

in The Theatricality of Greek Tragedy: Playing Space and Chorus

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226477572
eISBN:
9780226477565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226477565.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The problem of the chorus (choros, choroi) is central to our contemporary understanding of the Greek tragedy, and it is deeply frustrating. On the one hand, we sense that here is something vital, ... More


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