Broken Laughter: Select Fragments Of Greek Comedy

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Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
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Broken Laughter: Select Fragments of Greek Comedy

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.

Specifications of Broken Laughter: Select Fragments of Greek Comedy

PublisherOxford University Press
Number Of Pages400
Publication Date2007-07-12
Height6.1 inch.
Length9.2 inch.
Width1.3 inch.
Weight1.94 pounds.

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