Aristophanes the Democrat: The Politics of Satirical Comedy During the Peloponnesian War
by Keith Sidwell (9780521519984)

Aristophanes the Democrat: The Politics of Satirical Comedy During the Peloponnesian War
 
Keith Sidwell
Release Date: 01 December 2009
Format: Hardback
Pages: 407
Category: Greek & Roman
ISBN: 9780521519984
ISBN-10: 0521519985



This book provides a new interpretation of the nature of Old Comedy and its place at the heart of Athenian democratic politics. Professor Sidwell argues that Aristophanes and his rivals belonged to opposing political groups, each with their own political agenda. Through disguised caricature and parody of their rivals' work, the poets expressed and fuelled the political conflict between their factions. Professor Sidwell rereads the principal texts of Aristophanes and the fragmented remains of the work of his rivals in the light of these arguments for the political foundations of the genre.

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