Brill's Companion to the Study of Greek Comedy
The present volume sets forth the main resources for the advancing student of Ancient Greek Comedy. An international roster of specialists contributes chapters organized into three sections: Contexts: the intellecutal, physical and socio-historical More...
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Copyright Year: 2010
Publication Date: 2/16/2010
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The present volume sets forth the main resources for the advancing student of Ancient Greek Comedy. An international roster of specialists contributes chapters organized into three sections: Contexts: the intellecutal, physical and socio-historical setting of Athenian Comedy; History: the literary history of the Old, Middle and New periods; and Elements: the text, language and formal components of the genre (including a comprehensive bibliography). This Companion is designed as a resource for understanding and interpreting the classics of Athenian Comedy from its inception through Menander. It will also be useful for navigating the principal corpora of texts, fragments and scholia that have been revised and augmented in recent years.This unique volume occupies the middle ground between short surveys and highly specialized scholarship.Contributors include: W. Geoffrey Arnott, Angus Bowie, Eric Csapo, Gregory W. Dobrov, J. Richard Green, Stanley Ireland, Heinz-Günther Nesselrath, S. Douglas Olson, Alan H. Sommerstein, Ian Storey, Ralph M. Rosen, Andreas Willi, Bernhard Zimmermann.
Gregory Dobrov is assistant professor at Loyola University Chicago. His books include Figures of Play and Beyond Aristophanes.
|List of Abbreviations|
|List of Illustrations|
|List of Contributors|
|Comedy and Her Critics|
|Comedy, Politics, and Society|
|The Material Evidence|
|The Production and Performance of Comedy in Antiquity|
|Myth and Ritual in Comedy|
|Origins and Fifth-Century Comedy|
|The History of the Text of Aristophanes|
|Comic Fragments: Transmission and Textual Criticism|
|Structure and Meter|
|The Language of Old Comedy|