By Martin Revermann

Greek comedy flourished within the 5th and fourth centuries BC, either in and past Athens. Aristophanes and Menander are the best-known writers whose paintings is partially extant, yet many different dramatists are identified from surviving fragments in their performs. This refined yet obtainable creation explores the style as an entire, integrating literary questions (such as characterisation, dramatic strategy or diction) with contextual ones (for instance viewers reaction, competition context, interface with ritual or political frames). additionally, it additionally discusses correct ancient matters (political, socio-economic and felony) in addition to the inventive and archaeological facts. the outcome offers a different landscape of this demanding quarter of Greek literature as a way to be of support to scholars in any respect degrees and from various disciplines yet also will offer stimulus for additional research.

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