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Title The Oxford handbook of Greek and Roman comedy / edited by Michael Fontaine and Adele C. Scafuro
Published Oxford : Oxford University Press, ©2013
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Series The Oxford handbook series
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Contents Ancient comedy : the longue durée / Adele C. Scafuro -- In search of the essence of old comedy : from Aristotle's Poetics to Zieliński, Cornford, and beyond / Jeffrey Rusten -- Performing comedy in the fifth through early third centuries / Eric Csapo -- Dionysiac festivals in Athens and the financing of comic performances / Andronike Makres -- The first poets of old comedy / Ian Storey -- The last laugh : Eupolis, Strattis, and Plato against Aristophanes / Mario Telò -- Aristophanes / Bernhard Zimmermann -- Comedy in the fourth century I : mythological burlesques / Ionnis M. Konstantakos -- Comedy in the fourth century II : politics and domesticity / Jeffrey Henderson -- Comedy in the late fourth and early third centuries BCE / Adele C. Scafuro -- Menander / Adele C. Scafuro -- Reconstructing Menander / Alain Blanchard -- Crossing genres : comedy, tragedy, and satyr play / Johanna Hanink -- Crossing conceptual worlds : Greek comedy and philosophy / David Konstan -- The politics of comic Athens / David Rosenbloom -- Law and Greek comedy / Emiliano J. Buis -- Religion and the gods in Greek comedy / Scott Scullion -- The diffusion of comedy from the age of Alexander to the beginning of the Roman Empire / Brigitte le Guen -- Hellenistic mime and its reception in Rome / Costas Panayotakis -- The beginnings of Roman comedy / Peter G. McC. Brown -- Festivals, producers, theatrical spaces, and records / George Fredric Franko -- Plautus between Greek comedy and Atellan farce : assessments and reassessments / Antonis K. Petrides -- Plautus's dramatic predecessors and contemporaries in Rome / Wolfgang David Cirilo de Melo -- Plautus and Terence in performance / Erica M. Bexley -- Metrics and music / Marcus Deufert -- Prologue(s) and Prologi / Boris Dunsch -- Between two paradigms : Plautus / Michael Fontaine -- The Terentian reformation : from Menander to Alexandria / Michael Fontaine -- The language of the Palliata / Evangelos Karakasis -- Tragedy, paratragedy, and Roman comedy / Gesine Manuwald -- Roman comedy and the social scene / Erich Gruen -- Law and Roman comedy / Ian Felix Gaertner -- Religion in Roman comedy / Boris Dunsch -- The transmission of Aristophanes / Nigel Wilson -- Later Greek comedy in later antiquity / Heinz-Günther Nesselrath -- The rebirth of a codex : virtual work on the Ambrosian palimpsest of Plautus / Walter Stockert -- The transmission of Terence / Benjamin Victor -- Graphic comedy : Menandrian mosaics and Terentian miniatures / Sebastiana Nervegna -- Greek comedy, the novel, and epistolography / Regina Höschele -- Roman comedy in the second sophistic / Regine May -- The reception of Plautus in antiquity / Rolando Ferri -- Aelius Donatus and his commentary on Terence's comedies / Chrysanthi Demetriou
Summary The Oxford Handbook of Greek and Roman Comedy marks the first comprehensive introduction to and reference work for the unified study of ancient comedy. From its birth in Greece to its end in Rome, from its Hellenistic to its Imperial receptions, no topic is neglected. The 41 essays offer cutting-edge guides through comedy's immense terrain
The Oxford Handbook of Greek and Roman Comedy marks the first comprehensive introduction and reference work for the unified study of ancient comedy. From the birth of comedy in Greece to its end in Rome, from the Hellenistic diffusion of performances after the death of Menander to its sympotic, artistic, scholarly, and literary receptions in the later Roman Empire, no topic is neglected. The result offers Hellenists an excellent overview of the earliest reception and creative reuse of Greek New Comedy, and Latinists a broad perspective of the evolution of Roman comedy. In recent decades, literary approaches to drama have multiplied (new historical, intertextual, political, performative and metatheatrical, sociolinguistic, gender-driven, transgenre-driven). New information has been amassed, sometimes by reexamination of extant literary texts and material artifacts, at other times from new discoveries. -- Publisher description
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Greek drama (Comedy) -- History and criticism.
Greek literature -- History and criticism.
Latin drama (Comedy) -- History and criticism.
Latin literature -- History and criticism.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Fontaine, Michael, editor
Scafuro, Adele C., editor
ISBN 0199389462 (electronic bk.)
0199743541 (print)
0199983720 (ebook)
9780199389469 (electronic bk.)
9780199743544 (print)
9780199983728 (ebook)