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The Resource Aristophanes and the poetics of competition, Zachary P. Biles, (electronic resource)

Aristophanes and the poetics of competition, Zachary P. Biles, (electronic resource)

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Aristophanes and the poetics of competition
Title
Aristophanes and the poetics of competition
Statement of responsibility
Zachary P. Biles
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Athenian comic drama was written for performance at festivals honouring the god Dionysos. Through dramatic action and open discourse, poets sought to engage their rivals and impress the audience, all in an effort to obtain victory in the competitions. This book uses that competitive performance context as an interpretive framework within which to understand the thematic interests shaping the plots and poetic quality of Aristophanes' plays in particular, and of Old Comedy in general. Studying five individual plays from the Aristophanic corpus as well as fragments of other comic poets, it reveals the competitive poetics distinctive to each. It also traces thematic connections with other poetic traditions, especially epic, lyric, and tragedy, and thereby seeks to place competitive poetics within broader trends in Greek literature"--
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1968-
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Biles, Zachary P.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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ProQuest (Firm)
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  • Aristophanes
  • Greek drama (Comedy)
Label
Aristophanes and the poetics of competition, Zachary P. Biles, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Color
multicolored
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Acknowledgments; Dedication; Abbreviations; Proagon; 1. From Thamyris to Aristophanes: the competitive poetics of the comic parabasis; 2. The competitive partnership of Aristophanes and Dikaiopolis in Acharnians; 3. Aristophanes' poetic tropaion: competitive didaskalia and contest records in Knights; 4. Intertextual biography in the rivalry of Cratinus and Aristophanes; 5. Aristophanes' Clouds-palinode; 6. Dionysos and dionysia in Frogs; Bibliography
Control code
EBC691890
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xi, 290 p
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC691890
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL691890
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr10469128
  • (CaONFJC)MIL311243
  • (OCoLC)723945741
Label
Aristophanes and the poetics of competition, Zachary P. Biles, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Color
multicolored
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Acknowledgments; Dedication; Abbreviations; Proagon; 1. From Thamyris to Aristophanes: the competitive poetics of the comic parabasis; 2. The competitive partnership of Aristophanes and Dikaiopolis in Acharnians; 3. Aristophanes' poetic tropaion: competitive didaskalia and contest records in Knights; 4. Intertextual biography in the rivalry of Cratinus and Aristophanes; 5. Aristophanes' Clouds-palinode; 6. Dionysos and dionysia in Frogs; Bibliography
Control code
EBC691890
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xi, 290 p
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC691890
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL691890
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr10469128
  • (CaONFJC)MIL311243
  • (OCoLC)723945741

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