The Oxford Handbook of Greek and Roman Comedy (Oxford Handbooks)

Michael Fontaine


In contemporary many years literary techniques to drama have increased: new ancient, intertextual, political, performative and metatheatrical, socio-linguistic, gender-driven, transgenre-driven. New details has been collected, occasionally by means of second look of extant literary texts and fabric artifacts, at different occasions from new discoveries from the fields of archaeology, epigraphy, artwork background, and literary experiences. The Oxford guide of Greek and Roman Comedy marks the 1st entire creation to and reference paintings for the unified learn of historical comedy. From the start of comedy in Greece to its lead to Rome, from the Hellenistic diffusion of performances after the dying of Menander to its creative, scholarly, and literary receptions within the later Roman Empire, no subject is missed. forty-one essays unfold throughout Greek Comedy, Roman Comedy, and the transmission and reception of old comedy by way of a world crew of specialists provide state-of-the-art publications throughout the colossal terrain of the sphere, whereas a professional advent surveys the main tendencies and shifts in scholarly learn of comedy from the Nineteen Sixties to at the present time. The instruction manual comprises distinct appendices that supply valuable examine instruments for either students and scholars. the outcome deals Hellenists an outstanding evaluate of the earliest reception and artistic reuse of Greek New Comedy, Latinists a vast standpoint of the evolution of Roman Comedy, and students and scholars of classics a good source and tipping aspect for destiny interdisciplinary research.

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