Aristophanes: Myth, Ritual and Comedy by A. M. BowieAristophanes: Myth, Ritual and Comedy by A. M. Bowie

Aristophanes: Myth, Ritual and Comedy

byA. M. Bowie

Paperback | September 13, 1996

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This book examines the plays of the Greek comic writer Aristophanes and attempts to reconstruct the responses of the original audiences by using anthropological techniques to compare the plays with those Greek myths and rituals that share similar story patterns or subject matter. It is the first book to apply this type of analysis systematically to all the comedies, and also differs from earlier studies in that it does not impose a single interpretative structure on the plays. All Greek is translated.
Title:Aristophanes: Myth, Ritual and ComedyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:348 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.79 inPublished:September 13, 1996Publisher:Cambridge University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521575753

ISBN - 13:9780521575751

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Acharnians; 3. Knights; 4. Wasps; 5. Clouds; 6. Peace; 7. Birds; 8. Lysistrata; 9. Thesmophoriazusae; 10. Frogs; 11. Ecclesiazusae; 12. Plutus; 13. Conclusion.

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"...the reader will find a wealth of information and detail about ancient rites and festivals, and there are not few places where one's reading of an Aristophanic comedy will be enlarged and enlightened by the material that Bowie adduces." Classical Views