Download PDF by James Robson: Aristophanes: An Introduction

By James Robson

ISBN-10: 0715634526

ISBN-13: 9780715634523

This available creation to the paintings of 1 of the world's maximum comedian writers tackles key questions posed by way of Aristophanes' performs, akin to staging, humour, songs, obscene language, politics and the trendy translation and function of Aristophanic comedy. The publication opens up intriguing and contentious components of Aristophanic scholarship in a manner that's attractive and effectively understandable to a non-specialist viewers, by no means wasting sight of the truth that Aristophanes' performs are bright literary texts, designed basically to attract a classical Athenian viewers as items of dwelling drama. Key to the book's charm is that James Robson conceives of the performs as dynamic texts, containing a treasure trove of knowledge not just approximately how they may were played and bought in classical Athens, but in addition how they may be learn and understood this day. most significantly, readers are given the instruments and knowledge to make their very own minds up concerning the debates that also rage approximately Aristophanic comedy within the glossy world.

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