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Aristophanes and the poetics of competition 1 edition

Aristophanes and the poetics of competition
Zachary P. Biles

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Aristophanes and the poetics of competition
Zachary P. Biles

Published 2010 by Cambridge University Press in Cambridge, New York .
Written in English.

About the Book

"Athenian comic drama was written for performance at festivals honouring the god Dionysos. Through dramatic action and open discourse, poets sought to engage their rivals and impress the audience, all in an effort to obtain victory in the competitions. This book uses that competitive performance context as an interpretive framework within which to understand the thematic interests shaping the plots and poetic quality of Aristophanes' plays in particular, and of Old Comedy in general. Studying five individual plays from the Aristophanic corpus as well as fragments of other comic poets, it reveals the competitive poetics distinctive to each. It also traces thematic connections with other poetic traditions, especially epic, lyric, and tragedy, and thereby seeks to place competitive poetics within broader trends in Greek literature"--

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
882/.01
Library of Congress
PA3879 .B355 2010

The Physical Object

Pagination
p. cm.

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL24384727M
Internet Archive
aristophanespoet00bile
ISBN 13
9780521764070
LC Control Number
2010038969

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