By Keith Sidwell

ISBN-10: 0521519985

ISBN-13: 9780521519984

This booklet presents a brand new interpretation of the character of outdated Comedy and its position on the middle of Athenian democratic politics. Professor Sidwell argues that Aristophanes and his opponents belonged to opposing political teams, each one with their very own political time table. via disguised comic strip and parody in their opponents' paintings, the poets expressed and fuelled the political clash among their factions. Professor Sidwell rereads the primary texts of Aristophanes and the fragmented is still of the paintings of his competitors within the mild of those arguments for the political foundations of the genre.

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