By Nikoletta Kanavou
The use of vital right names is without doubt one of the so much pleasing features of Aristophanes’ artwork; unsurprisingly, it has acquired a lot scholarly recognition.But even supposing there are a great number of articles and scattered reviews on person names, the current publication bargains the 1st systematic examine at the topic. it truly is, so far as attainable, an exhaustive dialogue of important right names that seem in Aristophanes’ 11 extant performs: own names (which occupy the biggest part), theonyms, place-names, ethnics and demotics – all names that appear to be intentionally used for his or her meanings. appendixes talk about slave-names and chosen names from Aristophanes’ fragmentary performs. Names are conscientiously analysed of their context, bearing in mind quite a number components akin to language (etymology and word-plays), the content material of the performs (the plots, set opposed to their political and social background), and problems with characterisation. This paintings is hence intended to give a contribution concurrently to Aristophanic scholarship, by way of allowing a deeper appreciation of Aristophanes ’ humour, and to the sphere of Greek literary onomastics.
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Aristophanes' Comedy of Names: A Study of Speaking Names in Aristophanes (Sozomena) by Nikoletta Kanavou