Sophrons Mimes: Text, Translation, and Commentary

Hardcover | March 25, 2004

byJ. H. Hordern

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J. H. Hordern provides a text (based on Kassel and Austin's Poetae Comici Graeci text but with significant additions), translation, and detailed commentary on the surviving fragments of Sophron's mimes. The commentary deals with both literary and linguistic questions, but focuses particularlyon Sophron's relationship with earlier traditions (for example, iambus) and his influence on later literature (for example, the work of Theocritus). A substantial introduction furnishes an overview of the biographical evidence, and discusses the vexed question of audience and performance, arguingthat the mimes were essentially symposiac entertainment rather than stage performances. There is detailed discussion of Sophron's dialect and lexicon, the textual tradition, and his impact on post-classical literature.

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J. H. Hordern provides a text (based on Kassel and Austin's Poetae Comici Graeci text but with significant additions), translation, and detailed commentary on the surviving fragments of Sophron's mimes. The commentary deals with both literary and linguistic questions, but focuses particularlyon Sophron's relationship with earlier tradi...

J. H. Hordern is Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Research Fellow at the Institut fur Klassische Philologie, Freie Universitat, Berlin

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:216 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.65 inPublished:March 25, 2004Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199266131

ISBN - 13:9780199266135

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IntroductionTextTranslationCommentary