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By James Robson

This available advent to the paintings of 1 of the world's maximum comedian writers tackles key questions posed by means of Aristophanes' performs, corresponding to staging, humour, songs, obscene language, politics and the fashionable translation and function of Aristophanic comedy. The ebook opens up intriguing and contentious components of Aristophanic scholarship in a manner that's enticing and with no trouble understandable to a non-specialist viewers, by no means wasting sight of the truth that Aristophanes' performs are vivid literary texts, designed basically to attract a classical Athenian viewers as items of residing drama. Key to the book's charm is that James Robson conceives of the performs as dynamic texts, containing a treasure trove of data not just approximately how they may were played and acquired in classical Athens, but additionally how they may be learn and understood this present day. 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 smooth world.

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