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Greek comedy and ideology

Author: David Konstan
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1995.
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Comedy, with its happy endings, attempts to resolve conflicts that arise in the real world. These conflicts, however, leave their mark on the texts in the form of gaps in plot and inconsistencies in characterization. Greek Comedy and Ideology, exploits a new and distinct critical method - ideological criticism - to analyze how ancient Greek comedy betrays and responds to cultural tensions in the society of the

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Konstan, David.
Greek comedy and ideology.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1995
Named Person: Aristophanes; Menander, of Athens
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Konstan
ISBN: 0195092945 9780195092943
OCLC Number: 29953445
Description: ix, 244 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction --
I. Aristophanic comedy: politics and utopia --
Wasps --
Birds --
Lysistrata --
Frogs --
Wealth --
II. Menandrean comedy: sex and status --
Grouch --
Shorn girl --
Self-tormentor --
Eunuch --
Arbitrants --
The Miser.
Responsibility: David Konstan.
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This study analyzes how the structure of ancient Greek comedy betrays and responds to cultural tensions in the society of the classical city-state. Individual chapters treat Aristophanic and  Read more...


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Greek Comedy and Ideology collects eleven elegantly written essays on Greek comedy ... All the essays have appeared in print before; but they have been revised for this republication, and one is glad Read more...

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