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The Resource Reproducing Athens : Menander's comedy, democratic culture, and the Hellenistic city, Susan Lape

Reproducing Athens : Menander's comedy, democratic culture, and the Hellenistic city, Susan Lape

Label
Reproducing Athens : Menander's comedy, democratic culture, and the Hellenistic city
Title
Reproducing Athens
Title remainder
Menander's comedy, democratic culture, and the Hellenistic city
Statement of responsibility
Susan Lape
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Reproducing Athens examines the role of romantic comedy, particularly the plays of Menander, in defending democratic culture and transnational polis culture against various threats during the initial and most fraught period of the Hellenistic Era. Menander's romantic comedies--which focus on ordinary citizens who marry for love--are most often thought of as entertainments devoid of political content. Against the view, Susan Lape argues that Menander's comedies are explicitly political. His nationalistic comedies regularly conclude by performing the laws of democratic citizen marriage, thereby promising the generation of new citizens. His transnational comedies, on the other hand, defend polis life against the impinging Hellenistic kingdoms, either by transforming their representatives into proper citizen-husbands or by rendering them ridiculous, romantic losers who pose no real threat to citizen or city. --From publisher's description
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1965-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lape, Susan
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Menander
  • Menander
  • Ménandre
  • Ménandre
  • Menander
  • Politics and literature
  • Political plays, Greek
  • Athens (Greece)
  • Athens (Greece)
  • Athens (Greece)
  • Democracy in literature
  • Comedy
  • Politique et littérature
  • Théâtre politique grec
  • Démocratie dans la littérature
  • Comédie
  • Athènes (Grèce) dans la littérature
  • Athènes (Grèce)
  • DRAMA
  • PERFORMING ARTS
  • Comedy
  • Democracy in literature
  • Intellectual life
  • Literature
  • Political and social views
  • Political plays, Greek
  • Politics and government
  • Politics and literature
  • Greece
  • Komedies
  • Grieks
  • Politieke aspecten
Label
Reproducing Athens : Menander's comedy, democratic culture, and the Hellenistic city, Susan Lape
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-278) and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Narratives of resistance and romance : democracy and comedy in the early Hellenistic Period -- Reproducing democracy in oligarchic and autocratic Athens -- Making citizens in comedy and court -- The ethics of democracy in Menander's Dyskolos -- The politics of sexuality in drama in Democratic Athens : the case of Menander's Samia -- The Mercenary romance : gender and civic education in the Perikeiromenē and Misoumenos -- Trials of masculinity in democratic discourse and Menander's Sikyōnioi
Control code
ocn650308118
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 294 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691115832
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttx7cf
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)650308118
Label
Reproducing Athens : Menander's comedy, democratic culture, and the Hellenistic city, Susan Lape
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-278) and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Narratives of resistance and romance : democracy and comedy in the early Hellenistic Period -- Reproducing democracy in oligarchic and autocratic Athens -- Making citizens in comedy and court -- The ethics of democracy in Menander's Dyskolos -- The politics of sexuality in drama in Democratic Athens : the case of Menander's Samia -- The Mercenary romance : gender and civic education in the Perikeiromenē and Misoumenos -- Trials of masculinity in democratic discourse and Menander's Sikyōnioi
Control code
ocn650308118
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 294 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691115832
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttx7cf
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)650308118

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