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Talking about Laughter: And Other Studies in Greek Comedy

Alan H. Sommerstein


This book brings together fourteen studies on Aristophanes and his fellow comic dramatists, some of which have not previously appeared in print while others were published (between 1980 and 2005) in out-of-the-way journals, collections, or conference volumes. They appear here as originally written, but are accompanied by updating addenda. They cover a wide range of topics—the nature and functions of comedy in Aristophanes' time, its connections with the society and politics of its day, the question of Aristophanes' own political stances, the light comedy can throw on classical Athenians' perc ... More

Keywords: Greek, drama, comedy, Aristophanes, Athens

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780199554195
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554195.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alan H. Sommerstein, author
Professor of Greek, University of Nottingham
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