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Broken Laughter
By S. Douglas Olson

Broken Laughter

Select Fragments of Greek Comedy

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Broken Laughter by S. Douglas Olson

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A collection of over 200 of the most interesting and important fragments of Greek comedy, accompanied by a commentary; an extensive introduction discussing the history of comic genre; a series of appendixes on the individual poets, the inscriptional evidence, and the like; and a complete translation of the fragments. Individual sections illustrate the earliest Greek comedy from Syracuse; the characteristic features of Athenian 'Old', 'Middle', and 'New Comedy'; the comic presentation of politicians, philosophers, and women; the comic reception of other poetry; and many aspects of daily life, including dining and symposia.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780199287857
ISBN-10: 0199287856
Format: Hardback
(240mm x 161mm x 31mm)
Pages: 496
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 17-May-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - S. Douglas Olson

S. Douglas Olson is Distinguished McKnight Professor at the University of Minnesota.

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