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The Songs of Aristophanes


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The Songs of Aristophanes - Parker, L P E
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Aristophanes' comedies were as much musical as dramatic performances. The scores from these performances are lost, and the only way of recovering a sense of what the Athenian audience experienced is to study the rhythms of Aristophanes' poetry. His lyric verse covers a wide range of styles--from popular song to parody of tragedy. in this book, L.P.E. Parker provides a full text, with scansion, of the surviving plays' lyrics, and an introduction to the different rhythms used by Aristophanes, their origins, and literary ...

The Songs of Aristophanes 1997, Clarendon Press, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780198149446