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Published: 20 February 2012

512 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780199587216

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Politics and Anti-Realism in Athenian Old Comedy

The Art of the Impossible

Ian Ruffell

Oxford Classical Monographs

  • Engagement with comic texts beyond the extant plays of Aristophanes alone.
  • Engagement with ancient and modern theories such as semiotics, cognitive linguistics, possible worlds theory, and theory of parody.
  • Draws on parallels and contrasts with comedy and radical drama from other traditions.
  • No prior familiarity with Old Comedy assumed and all Greek is translated.