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Broken Laughter : Select Fragments of Greek Comedy.

Author/Creator:
Olson, S. Douglas.
Publication:
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2007.
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1 online resource (495 pages)
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Subjects:
Greek drama (Comedy).
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Summary:
A collection of over 200 of the most interesting and important fragments of Greek comedy, accompanied by a commentary, an extensive introduction discussing the history of comic genre, a series of appendixes on the individual poets, the inscriptional evidence, etc., and a complete translation of the fragments. - ;A collection of over 200 of the most interesting and important fragments of Greek comedy, accompanied by a commentary; an extensive introduction discussing the history of comic genre; a series of appendixes on the individual poets, the inscriptional evidence, and the like; and a complete translation of the fragments. Individual sections illustrate the earliest Greek comedy from Syracuse; the characteristic features of Athenian `Old', `Middle', and `New Comedy'; the comic. presentation of politicians, philosophers, and women; the comic reception of other poetry; and many aspects of daily life, including dining and symposia. - ;Olson's work is a welcome and valuable arrival. - Andrew Hartwig Scholia;There is a great deal of learning on display in Broken Laughter and much information communicated with great economy. - Matthew Leigh, Times Literary Supplement;Broken Laughter will help break new ground in rendering more accessible the world of Greek comedy beyond Aristophanes and Menander. - Tom Hawkins, Bryn Mawr Classical Review;This beautifully produced book is a unique and indispensible resource for all students of classical Greek literature...Essential. - Choice.
Contents:
Intro
Contents
Abbreviations and Bibliography
Metrical Notes
Introduction
Section A: Doric Comedy
Section B: Attic 'Old Comedy'
Section C: 'Middle' and 'New Comedy'
Section D: The Reception of Other Poetry
Section E: Politics and Politicians
Section F: Philosophy and Philosophers
Section G: Food and Dining
Section H: Wine and Symposia
Section I: Women
Section J: Aspects of Daily Life
Appendix I: Epigraphic Evidence for the Chronology of Attic Comedy
Appendix II: Conspectus Numerorum
Appendix III: The Poets
Appendix IV: Translations of the Fragments
Greek index
General index
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
K
L
M
N
O
P
R
S
T
U
W
X
Z.
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2021. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Other format:
Print version: Olson, S. Douglas Broken Laughter
ISBN:
9780191569449
9780199287857
OCLC:
606038668