Aristophanes' Frogs

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Oxford University Press, May 23, 2013 - Literary Criticism - 291 pages
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Aristophanes is widely credited with having elevated the classical art of comedy to the level of legitimacy and recognition that only tragedy had hitherto achieved. This book provides an invaluable companion to one of Aristophanes' most cherished works, Frogs.
  

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Contents

1 Comedy at Athens
3
2 Aristophanes and His Athenian Audience
22
3 What Happens in Frogs? The Plot
55
Judging the Arts in Classical Greece
80
Aeschylus Euripides and the Rest
115
Dionysus and Greek Fantasies of Salvation
150
7 Dionysus Verdict and the EndingMessage of the Play
200
8 Reading and Performing Frogs After AristophanesReception
220
Glossary of Personal and Geographical Names
259
Bibliography
279
General Index
285
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