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Alcidamas, Aristophanes, and the beginnings of Greek stylistic theory by Neil O"Sullivan

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Published by F. Steiner in Stuttgart .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Alcidamas, 4th cent. B.C. -- Knowledge -- Literature.,
  • Aristophanes -- Knowledge -- Literature.,
  • Greek literature -- History and criticism -- Theory, etc.,
  • Greek drama (Comedy) -- History and criticism -- Theory, etc.,
  • Greek language -- Style.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [153]-160) and indexes.

StatementNeil O"sullivan.
SeriesHermes., Heft 60
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPA3092 .O88 1992
The Physical Object
Pagination168 p. ;
Number of Pages168
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1450144M
ISBN 103515054200
LC Control Number93101907

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Aristophanes and the Beginnings of Greek Stylistic Theory, but it was beyond his focus there to address this topic at any length.8 Despite at least a passing interest among Certamen scholars in the notion that the treatise in some form or another may have had some influence on Frogs, the ir work has not had much impact within the mainstream of File Size: KB. This book examines the concept of 'nonsense' in ancient Greek thought and uses it to explore the comedies of the fifth and fourth centuries BCE. If 'nonsense' (phluaria, lēros) is a type of language felt to be unworthy of interpretation, it can help to define certain aspects of comedy that have proved difficult to . 3 E. Schiappa, Beginnings of Rhetorical Theory in Classical Greece (Princeton, ) 4 An exception is Neil O’Sullivan, Alcidamas, Aristophanes and the Beginnings of Greek Stylistic Theory. A. M. Bowie, Aristophanes. Myth, Ritual and Comedy (Cambridge ), Bryn Mawr Classical Review (). Neil O'Sullivan, Alcidamas, Aristophanes and the Beginnings of Greek Stylistic Theory (Stuttgart ), Bryn Mawr Classical Review ().

Aristophanes and the Beginnings of Greek Stylistic Theory, but it was beyond his focus there to address this topic at any length.8 Despite at least a passing interest among Certamen scholars in the notion that the treatise in some form or another may have had some influence on Frogs, their work has not had much impact within the mainstream of. See Kennedy, AP –, N. O’Sullivan, Alcidamas, Aristophanes and the Beginnings of Greek Stylistic Theory () ch. 2. 13 Palamedes, a Greek hero of the Trojan War, was a very inge- nious person (he invented the game of draughts as a pastime for the bored troops), who was falsely accused of treason. Gorgias wrote a fictitious “Defence. The context of this polemic is obscure to us; its essence however goes back to the fourth century bc (see N. O’Sullivan, Alcidamas, Aristophanes, and the Beginnings of Greek Stylistic Theory (Hermes Einzelschriften 60), , 42–62). The book's organizing theme is a recurrent Greek dialectic between ideas of poetry as, on the one hand, a powerfully enthralling experience in its own right (a kind of 'ecstasy') and, on the other.