Ancient Comedy and Reception

Essays in Honor of Jeffrey Henderson

Author: S. Douglas Olson

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 161451125X

Category: History

Page: 1097

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This collection provides an overview of the reception history of a major literary genre from Greco-Roman antiquity to the present day. Looking first at Athenian comic poets and comedy in the Roman Empire, the volume goes on to discuss Greco-Roman comedy’s reception throughout the ages. It concludes with a look at the modern era, taking into account literary translations and stage productions as well as modern media such as radio and film.

The Oxford Handbook of Greek and Roman Comedy

Author: Michael Fontaine,Adele C. Scafuro

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199743541

Category: Drama

Page: 894

View: 4991

The Oxford Handbook of Greek and Roman Comedy marks the first comprehensive introduction to and reference work for the unified study of ancient comedy. From its birth in Greece to its end in Rome, from its Hellenistic to its Imperial receptions, no topic is neglected. The 41 essays offer cutting-edge guides through comedy's immense terrain.

Brill’s Companion to the Reception of Aristophanes

Author: N.A

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004324658

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 400

View: 8322

Brill’s Companion to the Reception of Aristophanes provides a substantive account of the reception of Aristophanes (c. 446-386 BC) from Antiquity to the present.

The Cambridge Companion to Greek Comedy

Author: Martin Revermann

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139991531

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 9218

Greek comedy flourished in the fifth and fourth centuries BC, both in and beyond Athens. Aristophanes and Menander are the best-known writers whose work is in part extant, but many other dramatists are known from surviving fragments of their plays. This sophisticated but accessible introduction explores the genre as a whole, integrating literary questions (such as characterisation, dramatic technique or diction) with contextual ones (for example audience response, festival context, interface with ritual or political frames). In addition, it also discusses relevant historical issues (political, socio-economic and legal) as well as the artistic and archaeological evidence. The result provides a unique panorama of this challenging area of Greek literature which will be of help to students at all levels and from a variety of disciplines but will also provide stimulus for further research.

Greek Comedy and the Discourse of Genres

Author: Emmanuela Bakola,Lucia Prauscello,Mario Telò

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107355508

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 9615

Recent scholarship has acknowledged that the intertextual discourse of ancient comedy with previous and contemporary literary traditions is not limited to tragedy. This book is a timely response to the more sophisticated and theory-grounded way of viewing comedy's interactions with its cultural and intellectual context. It shows that in the process of its self-definition, comedy emerges as voracious and multifarious with a wide spectrum of literary, sub-literary and paraliterary traditions, the engagement with which emerges as central to its projected literary identity and, subsequently, to the reception of the genre itself. Comedy's self-definition through generic discourse far transcends the (narrowly conceived) 'high-low' division of genres. This book explores ancient comedy's interactions with Homeric and Hesiodic epic, iambos, lyric, tragedy, the fable tradition, the ritual performances of the Greek polis, and its reception in Platonic writings and Alexandrian scholarship, within a unified interpretative framework.

A Handbook to the Reception of Greek Drama

Author: Betine van Zyl Smit

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118347757

Category: Drama

Page: 624

View: 658

A Handbook to the Reception of Greek Drama offers a series of original essays that represent a comprehensive overview of the global reception of ancient Greek tragedies and comedies from antiquity to the present day. Represents the first volume to offer a complete overview of the reception of ancient drama from antiquity to the present Covers the translation, transmission, performance, production, and adaptation of Greek tragedy from the time the plays were first created in ancient Athens through the 21st century Features overviews of the history of the reception of Greek drama in most countries of the world Includes chapters covering the reception of Greek drama in modern opera and film

Platonic Drama and Its Ancient Reception

Author: Nikos G. Charalabopoulos

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521871743

Category: History

Page: 331

View: 5620

"As prose dramatic texts Plato's dialogues would have been read by their original audience as an alternative type of theatrical composition. The 'paradox' of the dialogue form is explained by his appropriation of the discourse of theatre, the dominant public mode of communication of his time. The oral performance of his works is suggested both by the pragmatics of the publication of literary texts in the classical period and by his original role as a Sokratic dialogue-writer and the creator of a fourth dramatic genre. Support comes from a number of pieces of evidence, from a statue of Sokrates in the Academy (fourth century BC) to a mosaic of Sokrates in Mytilene (fourth century AD), which point to a centuries-old tradition of treating the dialogues in the context of performance literature and testify to the significance of the image of 'Plato the prose dramatist' for his original and subsequent audiences"--

Slaves and Slavery in Ancient Greek Comic Drama

Author: Ben Akrigg,Rob Tordoff

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107008557

Category: History

Page: 271

View: 3993

Greek comedy offers a unique insight into the reality of life as a slave, giving this disenfranchised group a 'voice'.

Plautine Trends

Studies in Plautine Comedy and its Reception

Author: Ioannis N. Perysinakis,Evangelos Karakasis

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110368927

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 322

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Roman Error

Classical Reception and the Problem of Rome's Flaws

Author: Basil Dufallo

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198803036

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 320

View: 9629

In the eyes of posterity, ancient Rome is deeply flawed. The list of censures is long and varied, from political corruption and the practice of slavery, to religious intolerance and sexual immorality, yet for centuries the Romans' "errors" have not only provoked opprobrium, but also inspired wayward and novel forms of thought and representation, themselves errant in the broad sense of the Latin verb. This volume is the first to examine this phenomenon in depth, treating examples from history, philosophy, literature, psychoanalysis, and art history, from antiquity to the present, to examine how the Romans' faults have become the basis for creative experimentation, for rejections of prevailing ideology, even for comedy and delight. In demonstrating that the reception of Rome's missteps and mistakes has been far more complex than simply denouncing them as an exemplum malum to be shunned and avoided, it argues compellingly that these "alternative" receptions are historically important and enduringly relevant in their own right. "Roman error" comes to signify both ancient misstep and something that we may commit when engaging with Roman antiquity, whereby reception may even be conceived as "error" of a kind: while the volume ably addresses popular fascination with a wide range of Roman vices, including violence, imperial domination, and decadence, it also asks us to consider what makes certain receptions matter, how they matter, and why.

Ancient Drama in Music for the Modern Stage

Author: Peter Brown,Suzana Suzana OgrajenŠek

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191610941

Category: History

Page: 480

View: 630

Opera was invented at the end of the sixteenth century in imitation of the supposed style of delivery of ancient Greek tragedy, and, since then, operas based on Greek drama have been among the most important in the repertoire. This collection of essays by leading authorities in the fields of Classics, Musicology, Dance Studies, English Literature, Modern Languages, and Theatre Studies provides an exceptionally wide-ranging and detailed overview of the relationship between the two genres. Since tragedies have played a much larger part than comedies in this branch of operatic history, the volume mostly concentrates on the tragic repertoire, but a chapter on musical versions of Aristophanes' Lysistrata is included, as well as discussions of incidental music, a very important part of the musical reception of ancient drama, from Andrea Gabrieli in 1585 to Harrison Birtwistle and Judith Weir in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries.

Seduction and Power

Antiquity in the Visual and Performing Arts

Author: Silke Knippschild,Marta Garcia Morcillo

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441190651

Category: History

Page: 312

View: 7318

This volume focuses on the reception of antiquity in the performing and visual arts from the Renaissance to the twenty-first century. It explores the tensions and relations of gender, sexuality, eroticism and power in reception. Such universal themes dictated plots and characters of myth and drama, but also served to portray historical figures, events and places from Classical history. Their changing reception and reinterpretation across time has created stereotypes, models of virtue or immoral conduct, that blend the original features from the ancient world with a diverse range of visual and performing arts of the modern era. The volume deconstructs these traditions and shows how arts of different periods interlink to form and transmit these images to modern audiences and viewers. Drawing on contributions from across Europe and the United States, a trademark of the book is the inclusive treatment of all the arts beyond the traditional limits of academic disciplines.

Debating with the Eumenides

Aspects of the Reception of Greek Tragedy in Modern Greece

Author: Vayos Liapis,Antonis Petrides,Maria Pavlou

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1527514676

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 262

View: 3042

Modern Greek national and cultural identities consist, to a considerable extent, of clusters of cultural memory, shaped by an ongoing dialogue with the classical past. Within this dialogue between modern Greece and classical antiquity, Greek tragedy takes pride of place. In this volume, ten scholars from Cyprus, Greece, the United Kingdom and the United States explore the various ways in which Greek tragedy and tragic myth have been reimagined and rewritten in modern Greek drama and poetry. The book’s extensive coverage includes major modern Greek authors, such as Cavafy, Seferis, and Ritsos, as well as less well-known, but equally rich and rewarding, 20th- and 21st-century texts.

A Companion to Classical Receptions

Author: Lorna Hardwick,Christopher Stray

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444393774

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 560

View: 8286

Examining the profusion of ways in which the arts, culture, and thought of Greece and Rome have been transmitted, interpreted, adapted and used, A Companion to Classical Receptions explores the impact of this phenomenon on both ancient and later societies. Provides a comprehensive introduction and overview of classical reception - the interpretation of classical art, culture, and thought in later centuries, and the fastest growing area in classics Brings together 34 essays by an international group of contributors focused on ancient and modern reception concepts and practices Combines close readings of key receptions with wider contextualization and discussion Explores the impact of Greek and Roman culture worldwide, including crucial new areas in Arabic literature, South African drama, the history of photography, and contemporary ethics

A Handbook to Classical Reception in Eastern and Central Europe

Author: Zara Martirosova Torlone,Dana LaCourse Munteanu,Dorota Dutsch

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111883271X

Category: History

Page: 632

View: 8102

This is the first comprehensive English language study of the reception of classical antiquity in Eastern and Central Europe. This groundbreaking work offers detailed case studies of thirteen countries that are fully contextualized historically, locally, and regionally. Written and edited by an international group of seasoned and up-and-coming scholars with vast subject-matter experience and expertise, it contains essays from leading scholars in the field provide broad insight into the reception of the classical world within specific cultural and geographical areas and discusses the reception of many aspects of Greco-Roman heritage, such as prose/philosophy, poetry, material culture. It offfers broad and significant insights into the complicated engagement many countries of Eastern and Central Europe have had and continue to have with Greco-Roman antiquity.

The Reception of Ancient Greece and Rome in Children's Literature

Heroes and Eagles

Author: Lisa Maurice

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789004298590

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 346

View: 7210

'The Reception of Ancient Greece and Rome in Children's Literature' investigates the varying receptions of Ancient Greece and Rome in children's literature, covering the genres of historical fiction, fantasy, mystery stories and classical mythology, and considering the ideological manipulations in these works.

Athenian Comedy in the Roman Empire

Author: C. W. Marshall,Tom Hawkins

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472588851

Category: Drama

Page: 320

View: 4516

Athenian comedy is firmly entrenched in the classical canon, but imperial authors debated, dissected and redirected comic texts, plots and language of Aristophanes, Menander, and their rivals in ways that reflect the non-Athenocentric, pan-Mediterranean performance culture of the imperial era. Although the reception of tragedy beyond its own contemporary era has been studied, the legacy of Athenian comedy in the Roman world is less well understood. This volume offers the first expansive treatment of the reception of Athenian comedy in the Roman Empire. These engaged and engaging studies examine the lasting impact of classical Athenian comic drama. Demonstrating a variety of methodologies and scholarly perspectives, sources discussed include papyri, mosaics, stage history, epigraphy and a broad range of literature such as dramatic works in Latin and Greek, including verse satire, essays, and epistolary fiction.

Menander in Antiquity

The Contexts of Reception

Author: Sebastiana Nervegna

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107004225

Category: History

Page: 317

View: 4293

Reconstructs the ancient afterlife of Menander by focusing on three contexts of reception: public theatre, private entertainment and schools.

Brill’s Companion to Greek and Latin Epyllion and Its Reception

Author: Manuel Baumbach,Silvio Bär

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004214321

Category: History

Page: 666

View: 6643

This book offers a critical re-examination of some important (and some lesser known) texts which are commonly labelled 'epyllia' in classical scholarship. It traces the history of the generic term 'epyllion' and sketches the literary and scholarly reception of these texts.

On Coming After

Studies in Post-Classical Greek Literature and its Reception

Author: Richard Hunter

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110210304

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 917

View: 711

This work gathers together the principal essays of Richard Hunter, whose work has been fundamental in the modern re-evaluation of Greek literature after Alexander and its reception at Rome and elsewhere. At the heart of Hunter’s work lies the high poetry of Ptolemaic Alexandria and the narrative literature of later antiquity (‘the ancient novel’), but comedy, mime, didactic poetry and ancient literary criticism all fall within the scope of these studies. Principal recurrent themes are the uses and recreation of the past, the modes of poetic allusion, the moral purpose of literature, and the intellectual context for ancient poetry.