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Broken Laughter: Select Fragments of Greek Comedy

Broken Laughter: Select Fragments of Greek Comedy
Author: N/A
ISBN 13: 9780199287857
ISBN 10: 199287856
Edition: 1
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 2007-07-12
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 400
List Price: $220.00

A collection of over 200 of the most interesting and important fragments of Greek comedy, accompanied by a commentary; an extensive introduction discussing the history of comic genre; a series of appendixes on the individual poets, the inscriptional evidence, and the like; and a complete translation of the fragments. Individual sections illustrate the earliest Greek comedy from Syracuse; the characteristic features of Athenian 'Old', 'Middle', and 'New Comedy'; the comic presentation of politicians, philosophers, and women; the comic reception of other poetry; and many aspects of daily life, including dining and symposia.