The Rivals of Aristophanes: Studies in Athenian Old Comedy

The Rivals of Aristophanes: Studies in Athenian Old Comedy

Myfanwy Tristram, Kenneth Dover

Language: English

Pages: 473

ISBN: 2:00242293

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Author note: David Harvey (Editor), John Wilkins (Editor), Myfanwy Tristram (Illustrator), Kenneth Dover (Forward)

Due to the scarcity of surviving texts by other poets, it is easy to forget that Aristophanes wrote for competition and that rivalry was an important component in the rhetoric of his comedies, especially Clouds and Knights .

This important study, comprising 26 essays by leading international scholars presented at a conference held at the Institute of Classical Studies in London in 1996, aims to promote a better understanding of Aristophanes' work by assessing that of his many rivals, including Cratinus, Hermippus and Eupolis, who regularly triumphed over Aristophanes at major civic festivals.

The papers also consider the evidence for Aristophanes' rival poets in other sources, notably painted vases. The chapters are divided into five sections: editing comic fragments, poets of Old Comedy, the transition to Middle Comedy, literary themes and social themes.

Kenneth Dover, W Geoffrey Arnott, Wolfgang Luppe, Ralph M Rosen, James Davidson, S Douglas Olson, Dwora Gilula, David Harvey, Jeffrey Henderson, David Braund, Giorgos Kavvadias, Ian C Storey, Thomas Braun, Heinz-Guenther Nesselrath, Keith Sidwell, N J Lowe, Bernhard Zimmermann, Stephen Colvin, Michael Silk, Angus Bowie, John Wilkins, Nick Fisher, Andrew Dalby, Edith Hall, Christopher Carey, Alan H Sommerstein, Paola Ceccarelli, Ian Ruffell.

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Athenian capitulation.48 In 393 Conon arrived with money from Pharnabazus to complete the work in style. He dedicated a temple to Aphrodite Euploea overlooking Piraeus’ inner harbour;49 possibly this was a restoration of a shrine to Aphrodite dedicated by Themistocles, which was possibly the Aphrodision mentioned in the inscription of 394/3 that gave directions for the new wall.50 More important and beyond doubt is that Conon was rebuilding the walls erected on Themistocles’ initiative a century

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choruses where each member sang what he wanted, without any attention being paid to the leader.57 More we cannot say: it would be interesting if there were a connection between the play and some contemporary official acknowledgement of Bendis, but we have no reason to posit such a connection on present evidence.58 Autocrates’ Tambourine-Players refers in its title to the tumpanon, an instru- ment especially associated with the devotees of Dionysus or Cybele,59 which opens up the possibility that

of Papyrologists 1992 (1994) 336–43 [267] B. Zimmermann, ‘Comedy’s criticism of music’, Drama 2 (1992) 39–50 To which we may add two works of fiction about Eupolis: [268] Tom Holt, Goatsong, London 1989 [269] – The Walled Orchard, London 1990. Published together with [268] in one volume in 1997 as The Walled Orchard INDEX TO PUBLISHED DISCUSSIONS Ameipsias Totaro [249] Archippos Csapo [43] Dettori [50] Luppe [132] Pace [166] Willis [260] Aristomenes Gilula [71] Eupolis Austin &

388 (hyp. 4 Ar. Plut). We have six titles, mostly implying mythological burlesque (including Birth of Aphrodite; see Polyzelus). KJD Pherecrates/Pherekrates (K-A VII 102–220) won his first victories at the City Dionysia and the Lenaea between 440 and 430 BC (IG ii2 2325.56, 122) and produced Agrioi at the Lenaea in 420 BC (Pl. Prt. 327d, Ath. 218d), depicting the fortunes of men who have left civilization (cf. Ar. Av.) to live among savages. We have nineteen titles and only 300 citations,

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