The Rivals of Aristophanes: Studies in Athenian Old Comedy by Myfanwy Tristram, Kenneth Dover

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By Myfanwy Tristram, Kenneth Dover

Author note: David Harvey (Editor), John Wilkins (Editor), Myfanwy Tristram (Illustrator), Kenneth Dover (Forward)

Due to the shortage of surviving texts by way of different poets, you can actually put out of your mind that Aristophanes wrote for pageant and that contention used to be an incredible part within the rhetoric of his comedies, particularly Clouds and Knights .

This vital learn, comprising 26 essays through major overseas students offered at a convention held on the Institute of Classical reports in London in 1996, goals to advertise a greater knowing of Aristophanes' paintings by means of assessing that of his many competitors, together with Cratinus, Hermippus and Eupolis, who on a regular basis triumphed over Aristophanes at significant civic fairs.

The papers additionally examine the proof for Aristophanes' rival poets in different resources, particularly painted vases. The chapters are divided into 5 sections: enhancing comedian fragments, poets of previous Comedy, the transition to center Comedy, literary issues and social topics.

Kenneth Dover, W Geoffrey Arnott, Wolfgang Luppe, Ralph M Rosen, James Davidson, S Douglas Olson, Dwora Gilula, David Harvey, Jeffrey Henderson, David Braund, Giorgos Kavvadias, Ian C Storey, Thomas Braun, Heinz-Guenther Nesselrath, Keith Sidwell, N J Lowe, Bernhard Zimmermann, Stephen Colvin, Michael Silk, Angus Bowie, John Wilkins, Nick Fisher, Andrew Dalby, Edith corridor, Christopher Carey, Alan H Sommerstein, Paola Ceccarelli, Ian Ruffell.

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