The Resource Greek comedy and ideology, David Konstan

Greek comedy and ideology, David Konstan

Label
Greek comedy and ideology
Title
Greek comedy and ideology
Statement of responsibility
David Konstan
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Comedy, with its happy endings, attempts to resolve conflicts that arise in the real world. These conflicts, however, leave their mark on the texts in the form of gaps in plot and inconsistencies in characterization. Greek Comedy and Ideology, exploits a new and distinct critical method - ideological criticism - to analyze how ancient Greek comedy betrays and responds to cultural tensions in the society of the classical city-state
  • Konstan begins by examining the utopian features of Aristophanes' comedies - for example, an all-powerful city inhabited by birds, or a world of limitless wealth presided over by the god of Wealth himself - as interventions in the political issues of his time. He goes on to explore the more private world of Menandrean comedy (as well as two adaptations of Menander by the Roman playwright Terence), illustrating how problems of social status, citizenship, and gender are negotiated by means of elaborately contrived plots. Konstan closes with a chapter examining an imitation of ancient comedy by Moliere, and the way in which the ideology of emerging capitalism transforms the premises of the classical genre
Dewey number
882/.05230901
Index
index present
LC call number
PA3166
LC item number
.K66 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Greek comedy and ideology, David Konstan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 211-234) and index
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Contents
I. Aristophanic Comedy: Politics and Utopia. 1. Wasps. 2. Birds. 3. Lysistrata. 4. Frogs. 5. Wealth -- II. Menandrean Comedy: Sex and Status. 6. Grouch. 7. Shorn Girl. 8. Self-Tormentor. 9. Eunuch. 10. Arbitrants. 11. The Miser
Control code
000010813044
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 244 p.
Isbn
9780195092943
Lccn
94006730
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b16785666
System control number
  • rmr6929498
  • (OCoLC)29953445

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