The Birth of Comedy: Texts, Documents, and Art from Athenian Comic Competitions, 486-280

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Aside from the well-known plays of Aristophanes, many of the comedies of ancient Greece are known only through fragments and references written in Greek. Now a group of distinguished scholars brings these nearly lost works to modern readers with lively English translations of the surviving texts. The Birth of Comedy brings together a wealth of information on the first three generations of Western comedy. The selection of translations is based on the universally praised scholarly edition in Greek, Poetae Comici Graeci, by R. Kassel and C. A. Austin. Authors are presented in chronological order. Additional chapters contain translations of texts relating to comedy at dramatic festivals, staging, audience, and ancient writers on comedy. The book includes more than forty illustrations of comic scenes, costumes, and masks. The introduction assesses the fragments' contributions to the political, social, and theatrical history of classical Athens. A glossary of komoidoumenoi-the ancient word for "people mentioned in comedies"-provides background information on the most notorious comic victims. A full index includes not only authors, play titles, and persons mentioned, but themes from the whole Greek comic sphere (including politics, literature and philosophy, celebrities and social scandals, cookery and wine, sex, and wealth). The Birth of Comedy makes accessible for the first time the rich evidence for all aspects of classical Greek comedy.

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The scholarship is painstaking and thoroughly reliable; the translations are clear and enjoyable; the introductions are concise and interesting. I can’t think of another scholarly book this length that I so much enjoyed, and profited from, reading from beginning to end.

(Kenneth Reckford, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

A unique resource for the serious study of comedy, this book is vast in scope and of incalculable value for those who do not read Greek.

( Choice)

This book is a landmark, which has come to stay.

(Antonis K. Petrides Bryn Mawr Classical Review)

A valuable scholarly enterprise.

(Simone Beta Classical Journal)

This volume, which is aimed at general readers... and whose generous dimensions rival the size of an Oxford Classical Dictionary, will be an essential resource for anyone who wants to inquire into what is known of Athenian comedy beyond the surviving plays of Aristophanes and Menander... Rusten offers a concise and balanced account.

(Kenneth Rothwell, Jr. New England Classical Journal)

The Birth of Comedy is a singularly ambitious and very welcome work.

(Matthew Leigh Times Literary Supplement)

A true reference book, to be dipped into when certain facts or information are required and thoughtfully arranged in an accessible style. Scholarly and academic in both approach and scope, this is a valuable resource for anyone interested in or researching not only Ancient Greek comedy but also the history of comic plays, theatre and drama. After twenty years spent compiling the material it is a resource that will not date and one that should provide for interesting scholarly debate and research outcomes.

(Louise Ellis-Barrett Reference Reviews)

It will certainly be appearing on my reading lists in future.

( Journal of Hellenic Studies)

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Jeffrey Rusten is a professor of classics at Cornell University. Jeffrey Henderson is William Goodwin Aurelio Professor of Greek Language and Literature at Boston University. David Konstan is John Rowe Workman Distinguished Professor of Classics and the Humanistic Tradition and professor of comparative literature at Brown University. Ralph Rosen is Rose Family Endowed Term Professor of Classical Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. Niall W. Slater is Dobbs Professor of Latin and Greek at Emory University.

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Descrizione libro Johns Hopkins University Press. Hardback. Condizione libro: new. BRAND NEW, The Birth of Comedy: Texts, Documents, and Art from Athenian Comic Competitions, 486-280, Jeffrey S. Rusten, Jeffrey Henderson, David Konstan, Ralph M. Rosen, Jeffrey S. Rusten, Aside from the well-known plays of Aristophanes, many of the comedies of ancient Greece are known only through fragments and references written in Greek. Now a group of distinguished scholars brings these nearly lost works to modern readers with lively English translations of the surviving texts. The Birth of Comedy brings together a wealth of information on the first three generations of Western comedy. The selection of translations is based on the universally praised scholarly edition in Greek, Poetae Comici Graeci, by R. Kassel and C. A. Austin. Authors are presented in chronological order. Additional chapters contain translations of texts relating to comedy at dramatic festivals, staging, audience, and ancient writers on comedy. The book includes more than forty illustrations of comic scenes, costumes, and masks. The introduction assesses the fragments' contributions to the political, social, and theatrical history of classical Athens. A glossary of komoidoumenoi-the ancient word for "people mentioned in comedies"-provides background information on the most notorious comic victims. A full index includes not only authors, play titles, and persons mentioned, but themes from the whole Greek comic sphere (including politics, literature and philosophy, celebrities and social scandals, cookery and wine, sex, and wealth). The Birth of Comedy makes accessible for the first time the rich evidence for all aspects of classical Greek comedy. Codice libro della libreria B9780801894480

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