Aristophanes and his tragic muse : comedy, tragedy and the polis in 5th century Athens
- by Stephanie Nelson.
- Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 
- Physical description
- viii, 384 pages ; 25 cm.
- Mnemosyne, bibliotheca classica Batava. Supplementum 390.
- Nelson, Stephanie, author.
- Includes bibliographical references, glossary and index.
- Contents Acknowledgements Introduction 1 The Festivals and Genre 2 The Comic and the Serious 3 Overview: A Developmental Study 1 Comedy and Tragedy in Athens 1 The Development of Comedy and Tragedy 2 Masks, Costumes, Choruses, Language, and Props 3 Comedy, Tragedy, and Euripides 2 Satyr Drama and the Cyclops: Where Tragedy and Comedy Meet 1 Comic Satyrs/Tragic Tales 2 Satyr Play: Net-Draggers, Festival-Goers, Trackers 3 The Cyclops 3 The Acharnians and the Paradox of the City 1 Tragedy, Comedy, and Politics 2 The Oresteia and the Bacchae: The City in a Greater Whole 3 The Double Vision of the Acharnians 4 The Wasps: Comic Heroes/Tragic Heroes 1 Comic and Tragic Consistency 2 Ajax and Medea: A Focus on Identity 3 Wasps: The Hero as Chameleon 4 Aristophanes and the Three Stooges: Pitying Your Betters, Envying Inferior Men 5 Oedipus Tyrannos and the Knights: Oracles, Divine and Human 1 Oedipus Tyrannos: Human and Divine Meaning 2 The Human Oracles of the Knights 3 Hidden Meanings and the Rejuvenation of Demos 4 Comedy and Carnival or Tragedy Upside Down 6 Persians, Peace, and Birds: God and Man in Wartime 1 The Persians: War, Empire, and the Divine 2 The Peace: Finding a God for Athens 3 The Birds: An Athenian on Olympus 7 Women at the Thesmophoria and Frogs: Aristophanes on Tragedy and Comedy 1 Parody, Metatheater, and Dialogue 2 Women at the Thesmophoria: Comedy and Tragedy Talk 3 Frogs: Comedy-and Tragedy-Save the City Conclusion: The Dionysia's Many Voices Synopses Glossary Bibliography Index.
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- Publisher's Summary
- Aristophanes and His Tragic Muse considers the opposition of comedy and tragedy in 5th century Athens and its effect on the drama of Aristophanes. The study examines tragedy's focus on necessity and a quest for meaning as a complement to a neglected but critical element in Athenian comedy, a concern with freedom and an underlying ambivalent vision of reality.
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- Publication date
- Mnemosyne. Supplements ; volume 390
- 9789004310902 ((hardback) ; alk. paper)
- 9004310908 ((hardback) ; alk. paper)
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