9780715634523-0715634526-Aristophanes: An Introduction

Aristophanes: An Introduction

ISBN-13: 9780715634523
ISBN-10: 0715634526
Author: Robson, James
Publication date: 2009
Publisher: Bristol Classical Press
Format: Paperback 192 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780715634523
ISBN-10: 0715634526
Author: Robson, James
Publication date: 2009
Publisher: Bristol Classical Press
Format: Paperback 192 pages

Summary

Acknowledged authors Robson, James wrote Aristophanes: An Introduction comprising 192 pages back in 2009. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0715634526 and 9780715634523. Since then Aristophanes: An Introduction textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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This accessible introduction to the work of one of the world's greatest comic writers tackles key questions posed by Aristophanes' plays, such as staging, humour, songs, obscene language, politics and the modern translation and performance of Aristophanic comedy. The book opens up exciting and contentious areas of Aristophanic scholarship in a way that is engaging and readily comprehensible to a non-specialist audience, never losing sight of the fact that Aristophanes' plays are vibrant literary texts, designed primarily to appeal to a classical Athenian audience as pieces of living drama. Key to the book's appeal is that James Robson conceives of the plays as dynamic texts, containing a treasure trove of information not only about how they might have been performed and received in classical Athens, but also how they might be read and understood today. Most importantly, readers are given the tools and information to make their own minds up about the debates that still rage about Aristophanic comedy in the modern world.

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