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Author Nelson, Stephanie A. (Stephanie Anne), 1958- author.

Title Aristophanes and his tragic muse : comedy, tragedy and the polis in 5th century Athens / by Stephanie Nelson.

Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2016]
©2016.

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 UniM Bail  882.01 NELS    DUE 02-10-19
Physical description viii, 384 pages ; 25 cm.
Series Mnemosyne Supplements, 0169-8958 ; volume 390.
Monographs on Greek and Latin language and literature.
Mnemosyne, bibliotheca classica Batava. Supplementum ; 390. 0169-8958.
Mnemosyne, bibliotheca classica Batava. Supplementum. Monographs on Greek and Roman language and literature.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-366) and index.
Contents 1 Comedy and Tragedy in Athens 22 -- 1 Development of Comedy and Tragedy 22 -- 2 Masks, Costumes, Choruses, Language, and Props 39 -- 3 Comedy, Tragedy, and Euripides 64 -- 2 Satyr Drama and the Cyclops: Whore Tragedy and Comedy Meet 74 -- 1 Comic Satyrs/Tragic Tales 74 -- 2 Satyr Play: Net-Draggers, Festival-Goers, Trackers 84 -- 3 Cyclops 96 -- 3 Acharnians and the Paradox of the City 106 -- 1 Tragedy, Comedy, and Politics 106 -- 2 Oresteia and the Bacchae: The City in a Greater Whole 112 -- 3 Douhle Vision of the Acharnians 121 -- 4 Wasps: Comic Heroes/Tragic Heroes 141 -- 1 Comic and Tragic Consistency 141 -- 2 Ajax and Medea: A Focus on Identity 146 -- 3 Wasps: The Hero as Chameleon 160 -- 4 Aristophanes and the Three Stooges: Pitying Your Betters, Envying Inferior Men 171 -- 5 Oedipus Tyrannos and the Knights: Oracles, Divine and Human 177 -- 1 Oedipus Tyrannos: Human and Divine Meaning 181 -- 2 Human Oracles of the Knights 184 -- 3 Hidden Meanings and the Rejuvenation of Demos 191 -- 4 Comedy and Carnival or Tragedy Upside Down 199 -- 6 Persians, Peace, and Birds: God and Man in Wartime 204 -- 1 Persians: War, Empire, and the Divine 208 -- 2 Peace: Finding a God for Athens 219 -- 3 Birds: An Athenian on Olympus 230 -- 7 Women at the Thesmophoria and Frogs: Aristophanes on Tragedy and Comedy 241 -- 1 Parody Metatheater, and Dialogue 241 -- 2 Women at the Thesmophoria: Comedy and Tragedy Talk 248 -- 3 Frogs: Comedy-and Tragedy-Save the City 261.
Summary "Despite the many studies of Greek comedy and tragedy separately, scholarship has generally neglected the relation of the two. And yet the genres developed together, were performed together, and influenced each other to the extent of becoming polar opposites. In Aristophanes and His Tragic Muse, Stephanie Nelson considers this opposition through an analysis of how the genres developed, by looking at the tragic and comic elements in satyr drama, and by contrasting specific Aristophanes plays with tragedies on similar themes, such as the individual, the polis, and the gods. The study reveals that tragedy's focus on necessity and a quest for meaning complements a neglected but critical element in Athenian comedy: its interest in freedom, and the ambivalence of its incompatible visions of reality."--Back cover (page 4 of cover).
Subject Aristophanes -- Criticism and interpretation.
Greek drama -- History and criticism.
Greek drama (Comedy) -- Political aspects -- Greece -- Athens.
Free will and determinism in literature.
Liberty in literature.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Standard Number 40025902417
ISBN 9789004310902
9004310908
9789004310919