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The Resource Aristophanes' Frogs, Mark Griffith

Aristophanes' Frogs, Mark Griffith

Label
Aristophanes' Frogs
Title
Aristophanes' Frogs
Statement of responsibility
Mark Griffith
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Mark Griffith's study of the Frogs is the first single book to offer a reliable and sophisticated account of this play in light of modern notions of culture, performance, democracy, religion, and aesthetics. After placing the work in its original historical, cultural, and biographical context, Griffith goes on to underscore the originality of Frogs in relation to parallel developments in the tragedies of Aeschylus and Euripides, among others. He highlights the play's unique portrayal of the figure of Dionysus, the Eleusinian mystery cult, and the question of life after death. This title provides not only a detailed analysis of the play and a concise account of its reception, but also a succinct introduction to ancient Greek comedy, exploring the extraordinary range of theatrical conventions, moral and aesthetic assumptions, and religious beliefs that underlie the action of Aristophanes' play." -- Publisher's website
Member of
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
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Griffith, Mark
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PA3875.R3
LC item number
G75 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Oxford approaches to classical literature
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Aristophanes
Label
Aristophanes' Frogs, Mark Griffith
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 279-284) and index
Contents
Comedy at Athens -- Aristophanes and his Athenian audience -- What happens in Frogs? (The plot) -- Agôn Sophias : judging the arts in classical Greece -- Old and new styles in tragedy : Aeschylus, Euripides, and the rest -- Underworld and afterlife : Dionysus and Greek fantasies of salvation -- Dionysus' verdict and the ending/message of the play -- Reading and performing Frogs after Aristophanes : reception
Control code
844452603
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xv, 291 p.
Isbn
9780195327724
Lccn
2012008786
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)844452603
Label
Aristophanes' Frogs, Mark Griffith
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 279-284) and index
Contents
Comedy at Athens -- Aristophanes and his Athenian audience -- What happens in Frogs? (The plot) -- Agôn Sophias : judging the arts in classical Greece -- Old and new styles in tragedy : Aeschylus, Euripides, and the rest -- Underworld and afterlife : Dionysus and Greek fantasies of salvation -- Dionysus' verdict and the ending/message of the play -- Reading and performing Frogs after Aristophanes : reception
Control code
844452603
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xv, 291 p.
Isbn
9780195327724
Lccn
2012008786
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)844452603

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