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The Resource Aristophanes and the poetics of competition, Zachary P. Biles

Aristophanes and the poetics of competition, Zachary P. Biles

Label
Aristophanes and the poetics of competition
Title
Aristophanes and the poetics of competition
Statement of responsibility
Zachary P. Biles
Creator
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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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1968-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Biles, Zachary P.
Dewey number
882/.01
Index
index present
LC call number
PA3879
LC item number
.B355 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Aristophanes
  • Greek drama (Comedy)
  • Aristophanes
  • LITERARY COLLECTIONS
  • DRAMA
  • Greek drama (Comedy)
Label
Aristophanes and the poetics of competition, Zachary P. Biles
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 25279) 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
Introduction: 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
Control code
726740635
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 290 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781139077781
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)726740635
Label
Aristophanes and the poetics of competition, Zachary P. Biles
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 25279) 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
Introduction: 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
Control code
726740635
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 290 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781139077781
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)726740635

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