Aristophanes and Menander: Three Comedies

Aristophanes and Menander: Three Comedies

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Three Comedies features the work of three dramatic geniuses of the glorious, no-holds-barred tradition of ancient Athenian comedy. Here Aristophanes, the eight-hundred-pound gorilla of Old and Middle Comedy meets Menander, elephant in the room of New Comedy, in a match made possible by Douglass Parker--if not Athenian exactly, or even ancient, possibly the maddest chameleon ever to absorb the true colors of an ancient choral song, transpose a lost pun, or channel a venerable, giant, dung-eating cockroach for the benefit of those who couldna€™t be there the first time. Timothy J. Moore offers concise and informative introductions and notes to Parkera€™s brilliant translation of Aristophanes' fantastical Peace and Money, the God and Menandera€™s lively, domestic Samia--and includes, as a bonus, Parker's James Constantine Lecture at the University of Virginia, qA Desolation Called Peace: Trials of an Aristophanic Translator.qUniversity. of. Virginia, . Charlottesville, . November. 3a€“4, . 1988. Whether I should be giving this address at all is a matter ... recall, I was going quietly mad in Southern California, wrestling with the parabasis of The acharnians), which makes me, anbsp;...

Title:Aristophanes and Menander: Three Comedies
Author: Timothy J. Moore
Publisher:Hackett Publishing - 2014-09-03

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