Menander in Antiquity (BOK)

Sebastiana Nervegna

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The comic playwright Menander was one of the most popular writers throughout antiquity. This book reconstructs his life and the legacy of his work until the end of antiquity employing a broad range of sources such as portraits, illustrations of his plays, papyri preserving their texts and inscriptions recording their public performances. These are placed within the context of the three social and cultural institutions which appropriated his comedy, thereby ensuring its survival: public theatres, dinner parties and schools. Dr Nervegna carefully reconstructs how each context approached Menander's drama and how it contributed to its popularity over the centuries. The resultant, highly illustrated, book will be essential for all scholars and students not just of Menander's comedy but, more broadly, of the history and iconography of the ancient theatre, ancient social history and reception studies.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter Sebastiana Nervegna
Forlag
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
ISBN 9781107004221
Antall sider 331 Dimensjoner 17,7cm x 25,3cm x 2,6cm
Vekt 748 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd