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Author note: David Harvey (Editor), John Wilkins (Editor), Myfanwy Tristram (Illustrator), Kenneth Dover (Forward)
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Due to the shortage of surviving texts by means of different poets, you possibly can overlook that Aristophanes wrote for pageant and that competition used to be a major part within the rhetoric of his comedies, in particular Clouds and Knights .

This very important research, comprising 26 essays by means of prime overseas students provided at a convention held on the Institute of Classical reviews in London in 1996, goals to advertise a greater realizing of Aristophanes' paintings by means of assessing that of his many opponents, together with Cratinus, Hermippus and Eupolis, who on a regular basis triumphed over Aristophanes at significant civic fairs.

The papers additionally examine the facts for Aristophanes' rival poets in different assets, significantly painted vases. The chapters are divided into 5 sections: modifying comedian fragments, poets of previous Comedy, the transition to center Comedy, literary topics and social subject matters.

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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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