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Published: 23 January 2014

912 Pages | 34 illus.

ISBN: 9780199743544

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The Oxford Handbook of Greek and Roman Comedy

Edited by Michael Fontaine and Adele C. Scafuro

Oxford Handbooks

  • The 2500th anniversary of the birth of comedy will take place in 2015 (The first performance was at the City Dionysia of 486 BC).
  • Covers all of ancient comedy—both Greek and Roman—in equal detail in a single volume
  • Situates comedy synchronically in its social, intellectual, and artistic environment
  • Offers new discussions of the ancient reception of comedy, including lesser read Greek and Roman authors of the second sophistic and of late antiquity

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