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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 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.

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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