The Languages of Aristophanes
Aspects of Linguistic Variation in Classical Attic Greek
By (author) Andreas Willi
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Languages of Aristophanes by Andreas Willi
Book DescriptionBy examining linguistic variation in Aristophanic comedy, Andreas Willi opens up a new perspective on intra-dialectal diversity in Classical Attic Greek. A representative range of registers, technical languages, sociolects, and (comic) idiolects is described and analysed. Stylistic and statistical observations are combined and supplemented by typological comparisons with material drawn from sociolinguistic research on modern languages. The resulting portrayal of the Attic dialect deepens our understanding of various socio-cultural phenomena reflected in Aristophanes' work, such as the spread of 'sophistic' culture, the re-evaluation of gender roles, and the status of foreigners in Athenian society.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780199262649
(224mm x 145mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 18-Sep-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Andreas Willi
Laws and Rules in Indo-European, Hardback (May 2012)
Leading scholars from all over the world reassess the operation of the laws and rules in Indo-European which constrain the reconstructions and etymologies on which knowledge of the history and prehistory of the language family is based. The book makes an important contribution to the history of ancient languages.
Languages of Aristophanes, Paperback (February 2007)
The play with linguistic styles constitutes an important ingredient of Aristophanic humour. Andreas Willi uses the stylistic diversity as a source to reconstruct the 'real' styles upon which Aristophanes based his text. Most of these 'real' styles would otherwise be lost because they are not represented in serious literature.
Language of Greek Comedy, Hardback (October 2002)» View all books by Andreas Willi
The contributions to this volume by a team of international experts illustrate how the linguistic study of Greek comedy can deepen our knowledge of the intricate connections between the dramatic texts and their literary and socio-cultural environment.
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Author Biography - Andreas Willi
Andreas Willi is Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Classics at the University of Basel
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