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Author Kanavou, Nikoletta, 1977-

Title Aristophanes' comedy of names : a study of speaking names in Aristophanes / Nikoletta Kanavou
Published Berlin ; New York : De Gruyter, [2011]
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 228 pages)
Series Sozomena : studies in the recovery of ancient texts ; v. 8
Sozomena (Berlin, Germany) ; v. 8
Contents Terms and categories -- Names and comedy -- Names and Aristophanes -- Some methodological points -- Acharnians -- Knights -- Clouds -- Wasps -- Peace -- Birds -- Lysistrata -- Thesmophoriazusae -- Frogs -- Ecclesiazusae -- Wealth -- Concluding remarks -- Appendix 1: the fragments of Aristophanes' lost plays -- Appendix 2: slave-names in the extant comedies -- Appendix 3: analysis of table
Summary Aristophanes, the celebrated Greek comic poet, is famous for his plays on contemporary themes, in which he exercises fierce political satire. Ancient political comedy made ample use of comically significant proper names - much as is the case in modern satire. Comic names used by Aristophanes for his satirical targets (public figures, everyday Athenians) provide the main subject of this book, which addresses questions such as why particular names are chosen (or invented), and how they relate to the plays' characters and themes
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Notes Print version record
Subject Aristophanes -- Criticism and interpretation.
Greek drama (Comedy) -- History and criticism.
Names in literature.
Names, Greek.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1282934392
3110247070 (e-isbn)
9783110247077 (e-isbn)