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The Resource Women and the comic plot in Menander, Ariana Traill

Women and the comic plot in Menander, Ariana Traill

Label
Women and the comic plot in Menander
Title
Women and the comic plot in Menander
Statement of responsibility
Ariana Traill
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Taking a fresh look at mistaken identity in the work of an author who helped to introduce the device to comedy, in this book Professor Traill shows how the outrageous mistakes many male characters in Menander make about women are grounded in their own emotional needs. The core of the argument derives from analysis of speeches by or about women, with particular attention to the language used to articulate problems of knowledge and perception, responsibility and judgement. Not only does Menander freely borrow language, situations, and themes from tragedy, but he also engages with some of tragedy's epistemological questions, particularly the question of how people interpret what they see and hear. Menander was instrumental in turning the tragic theme of human ignorance into a comic device and inventing a plot type with enormous impact on the western tradition. This book provides original insights into his achievements within their historical and intellectual context
Cataloging source
CDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Traill, Ariana
Dewey number
882/.01
Index
index present
LC call number
PA4247
LC item number
.T73 2008eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Menander
  • Menander
  • Women in literature
  • Greek drama (Comedy)
  • Menander
  • Menander
  • Menander
  • DRAMA
  • Greek drama (Comedy)
  • Women in literature
  • Frau
  • Komödie
  • Verwechslung
  • Komödie
Label
Women and the comic plot in Menander, Ariana Traill
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-283) and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
other
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Those obscure objects of desire -- 2. Misperception of status -- 3. Misperception of character -- 4. Informing the audience -- 5. The women of the Epitrepontes -- 6. Why women?
Control code
258377098
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 301 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511397196
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)258377098
Label
Women and the comic plot in Menander, Ariana Traill
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-283) and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
other
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Those obscure objects of desire -- 2. Misperception of status -- 3. Misperception of character -- 4. Informing the audience -- 5. The women of the Epitrepontes -- 6. Why women?
Control code
258377098
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 301 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511397196
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)258377098

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