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The new comedy of Greece and Rome

by R. L. Hunter

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Published by Cambridge University Press in Cambridge [Cambridgeshire], New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Classical drama (Comedy) -- History and criticism

  • Edition Notes

    StatementR.L. Hunter.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPA3028 .H86 1985
    The Physical Object
    Paginationx, 183 p. ;
    Number of Pages183
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL2866077M
    ISBN 100521303648, 0521316529
    LC Control Number84029244

    Menander, (born c. —died c. bce), Athenian dramatist whom ancient critics considered the supreme poet of Greek New Comedy—i.e., the last flowering of Athenian stage comedy. During his life, his success was limited; although he wrote more than plays, he won only eight victories at Athenian dramatic festivals. (shelved 12 times as ancient-greece-rome) avg rating — , ratings — published

    "Greek Comedy and Roman Comedy--With and Without Menander, " Thersites 2 () = Stereotyped Thinking in Classics New Comedy and Roman Comedy: and in book 8 of his. Using information from the latest archaeological sources, this new edition of 'Greece and Rome at War' examines 12 centuries of military development and the wars fought between Greece and Rome and other countries, including Persia and Carthage.

    ii Introduction to Roman Comedy Greek Origins Roman theater has its roots in Greece, in the Athenian religious festivals at which plays were performed as early as the 6 th century B.C. 1 These festivals honored Dionysus, the god of theater, and ritualistic performances were . Hence the impetus for this book. Four scholars of ancient comedy have contributed to this volume. Since every comic playwright whose work survives is represented here, the reader can form a fairly good picture of the types of comedy that were produced in Greece and Rome .


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The new comedy of Greece and Rome by R. L. Hunter Download PDF EPUB FB2

In writing this book on the New Comedies of Greece and Rome the author's aim is 'to fill a gap in the existing literature by concentrating on what one might look for in watching and reading these plays and why such an exercise might be pleasurable'.

The social comedy of Menander, Plautus and Terence provided a style of comic drama which was to Cited by: In writing this book on the plays of New Comedy the author's aim is to fill a gap in the existing literature by concentrating on what one might look for in watching and reading these plays and why such an exercise might be pleasurable.

The social comedy of Menander, Plautus and Terence provided a style of comic drama which was to prove the root of all subsequent western comedy. The New Comedy Of Greece And Rome Download book The New Comedy Of Greece And book with title The New Comedy Of Greece And Rome by Richard L.

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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 the birth of comedy in Greece to its end in Rome, from the Hellenistic diffusion of performances after the death of Menander to its artistic, scholarly, and literary receptions in the later.

New Comedy, Greek drama from about bc to the mid-3rd century bc that offers a mildly satiric view of contemporary Athenian society, especially in its familiar and domestic aspects.

Unlike Old Comedy, which parodied public figures and events, New Comedy features fictional average citizens and has no supernatural or heroicthe chorus, the representative of forces larger than.

This book looks at Roman comedy in the light of history and Roman history in the light of comedy. Plautus and Terence base their dramas on the New Comedy of 4th- and 3rd-century BC Greece.

Yet many of the themes with which they engage are peculiarly alive in the Rome of the Hannibalic war, and the conquest of Macedon.

This study takes issues as diverse as the legal status of the prisoner of. “The Story of Greece and Rome,” by Tony Spawforth offers a short, one-volume introduction to ancient Greece and Rome.

Spawforth starts at the beginning and carries the story to the present. He opens at the dawn of Greek history, and shows the. The Oxford Handbook of Greek and Roman Comedy marks the first comprehensive introduction and reference work for the unified study of ancient comedy.

From the birth of comedy in Greece to its end in Rome, from the Hellenistic diffusion of performances after the death of Menander to its sympotic, artistic, scholarly, and literary receptions in the later Roman Empire, no topic is neglected. Ancient Greek medical texts also provide many remedies for male impotence: for example, smearing your penis with a mixture of pepper, olive oil, and honey.

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New comedy of Greece and Rome. Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York: Cambridge University Press, (OCoLC) Material Type: Internet resource: Document Type: Book, Internet Resource: All Authors / Contributors: R L Hunter. Ancient Greek comedy was one of the final three principal dramatic forms in the theatre of classical Greece (the others being tragedy and the satyr play).

Athenian comedy is conventionally divided into three periods: Old Comedy, Middle Comedy, and New Comedy. Old Comedy survives today largely in the form of the eleven surviving plays of Aristophanes; Middle Comedy is largely lost, i.e. For ancient Greece, I’d recommend Margaret Atwood’s The Penelopiad.

And if you haven’t already read The Odyssey, treat yourself to Emily Wilson’s terrific new translation. The introduction. This series of essays by prominent academics and practitioners investigates in detail the history of performance in the classical Greek and Roman world.

Beginning with the earliest examples of 'dramatic' presentation in the epic cycles and reaching through to the latter days of the Roman Empire and beyond, this Companion covers many. The plays themselves are a wonderful study of comedy from it's dramatic origins to the Roman's translations of Greek "New Comedy." Students of Shakespeare and renaissance drama will find this book especially useful as "The Menaechmi" is the source of Shakespeare's "Comedy of Errors" and plays like "The Grouch" and "The Self Tormentor" greatly Reviews: 9.

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Like Plautus, Terence adapted Greek plays from the late phases of Attic e wrote in a simple conversational Latin, pleasant and direct.

Aelius Donatus, Jerome's teacher, is the earliest surviving commentator on Terence's work. Terence's popularity throughout the Middle Ages and the Renaissance is attested to by the numerous manuscripts containing part or all of his plays; the. Greek and Roman Comedy Book Description: Much of what we know of Greco-Roman comedy comes from the surviving works of just four playwrights-the Greeks Aristophanes and Menander and the Romans Plautus and Terence.

Yale () h/b pp £20 (ISBN ) There are several good introductions to ancient Greece and to ancient Rome, but far fewer to both combined, which is what S. offers here in this very readable and engaging new book. He treats the history of classical civilization as a single story—one with its highways and byways, [ ].

A subscription to Greece & Rome includes an annual supplement of New Surveys in the Classics. Submit your paper to Greece and Rome. Note: The word limit for submissions to Greece & Rome has increased to 10, words. If you have engaging and accessible scholarly research that you want to reach a wider audience, including undergraduates and.Reaching its height in the brilliantly scathing plays of Aristophanes, Old Comedy gradually declined and was replaced by a less vital and imaginative drama.

In New Comedy, generally considered to have begun in the mid-4th cent. BC, the plays were more consciously literary, often romantic in tone, and decidedly less satirical and critical.

The Stagecraft and Performance of Roman Comedy. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, An academic but essential book on Roman comedy. Hart, Mary. Art of Ancient Greek Theater. Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, This exhibition catalogue offers many illustrations of comedy in Greek and Roman art and provides related background on.