New PDF release: Athenian Comedy in the Roman Empire

By C.W. Marshall,Tom Hawkins,C. W. Marshall

ISBN-10: 1472588835

ISBN-13: 9781472588838

ISBN-10: 1472588843

ISBN-13: 9781472588845

Athenian comedy is firmly entrenched within the classical canon, yet imperial authors debated, dissected and redirected comedian texts, plots and language of Aristophanes, Menander, and their opponents in ways in which replicate the non-Athenocentric, pan-Mediterranean functionality tradition of the imperial period. even though the reception of tragedy past its personal modern period has been studied, the legacy of Athenian comedy within the Roman international is much less good understood.

This quantity bargains the 1st expansive remedy of the reception of Athenian comedy within the Roman Empire. those engaged and interesting experiences learn the lasting effect of classical Athenian comedian drama. Demonstrating numerous methodologies and scholarly views, assets mentioned comprise papyri, mosaics, degree historical past, epigraphy and a huge diversity of literature similar to dramatic works in Latin and Greek, together with verse satire, essays, and epistolary fiction.

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