Aristophanes and the Poetics of Competition

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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 ...

Aristophanes and the Poetics of Competition 2015, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9781107525948

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Aristophanes and the Poetics of Competition 2011, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521764070

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