James Robson's Aristophanes: An Introduction PDF

By James Robson

This available advent to the paintings of 1 of the world's maximum comedian writers tackles key questions posed via Aristophanes' performs, reminiscent of staging, humour, songs, obscene language, politics and the trendy translation and function of Aristophanic comedy. The publication opens up interesting and contentious parts of Aristophanic scholarship in a manner that's attractive and comfortably understandable to a non-specialist viewers, by no means wasting sight of the truth that Aristophanes' performs are bright literary texts, designed essentially to attract a classical Athenian viewers as items of residing drama. Key to the book's attraction is that James Robson conceives of the performs as dynamic texts, containing a treasure trove of data not just approximately how they could were played and obtained in classical Athens, but additionally how they may be learn and understood at the present time. most significantly, readers are given the instruments and data to make their very own minds up in regards to the debates that also rage approximately Aristophanic comedy within the glossy world.

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