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Aelius Donatus and His Commentary on Terence’s Comedies

Chrysanthi Demetriou.

in The Oxford Handbook of Greek and Roman Comedy

January 2014; p ublished online December 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Classical Drama. 8964 words.

The chapter begins with a short overview of the history, structure, and themes of the commentary on Terence composed by the grammarian Aelius Donatus. The main discussion explores the...

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Appendices

Eftychia Bathrellou.

in The Oxford Handbook of Greek and Roman Comedy

January 2014; p ublished online December 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Classical Drama. 19667 words.

The year 1973 saw the publication of the first comprehensive collection of comic papyri, Colin Austin's Comicorum Graecorum Fragmenta in Papyris Reperta (CGFP). This appendix summarizes all...

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Aristophanes<sup>1</sup>

Bernhard Zimmermann.

in The Oxford Handbook of Greek and Roman Comedy

January 2014; p ublished online December 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Classical Drama. 15059 words.

This chapter offers an overview of Aristophanes based on current research. Specific features of Aristophanes’s language, his metrics, and the structures of his comedies are analyzed; these...

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The Beginnings of Roman Comedy

Peter G. McC. Brown.

in The Oxford Handbook of Greek and Roman Comedy

January 2014; p ublished online December 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Classical Drama. 4522 words.

This chapter examines the early development of ludi scaenici (dramatic festivals) at Rome and the introduction there of fabulae palliatae (the type of drama now known as Roman comedy) by...

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Between Two Paradigms

Michael Fontaine.

in The Oxford Handbook of Greek and Roman Comedy

January 2014; p ublished online December 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Classical Drama. 9952 words.

This chapter discusses the twenty-one Roman comedies of T. Maccius Plautus in the light of two predominantly competing modern paradigms, here called the "Saturnalian" and the "Hellenistic."...

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Comedy

David Konstan.

in The Oxford Handbook of Hellenic Studies

August 2009; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Classical Drama; Ancient Greek History. 4822 words.

Aristotle remarks in The Parts of Animals that ‘man is the only animal that laughs’, and comedy, the object of which is to produce laughter, is a particularly human phenomenon. As such, it...

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Comedy in the Fourth Century I

Ioannis M. Konstantakos.

in The Oxford Handbook of Greek and Roman Comedy

January 2014; p ublished online December 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Classical Drama. 9787 words.

Comedies burlesquing traditional Greek mythical stories flourished in the Athenian theater especially between 400 and 340 BCE. Antecedents are found already in fifth-century drama...

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Comedy in the Fourth Century II

Jeffrey Henderson.

in The Oxford Handbook of Greek and Roman Comedy

January 2014; p ublished online December 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Classical Drama. 9222 words.

This chapter traces the development of political and domestic themes and types of comedy in the fourth century from their origins in the fifth and finds both variety and continuity, though...

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Comedy in the Late Fourth and Early Third Centuries <span class="smallCaps">bce</span>

Adele C. Scafuro.

in The Oxford Handbook of Greek and Roman Comedy

January 2014; p ublished online December 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Classical Drama. 10061 words.

This chapter discusses trends in the production of fourth-century comedies (revivals, prizes for comic actors), and considers these and other trends through the perspective of an imaginary...

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Crossing Conceptual Worlds

David Konstan.

in The Oxford Handbook of Greek and Roman Comedy

January 2014; p ublished online December 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Classical Drama. 8910 words.

Philosophers are a natural object of fun and parody, and ancient Greek comedy took full advantage of the possibilities for spoofing their utopian projects, technical language, scientific...

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