The Resource Pericles on stage : political comedy in Aristophanes' early plays, Michael Vickers

Pericles on stage : political comedy in Aristophanes' early plays, Michael Vickers

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Pericles on stage : political comedy in Aristophanes' early plays
Title
Pericles on stage
Title remainder
political comedy in Aristophanes' early plays
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Michael Vickers
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Language
eng
Summary
  • Since the eighteenth century, classical scholars have generally agreed that the Greek playwright Aristophanes did not as a matter of course write "political" plays. Yet, according to an anonymous Life of Aristophanes, when Dionysius the tyrant of Syracuse wanted to know about the government of Athens, Plato sent him a copy of Aristophanes' Clouds. In this boldly revisionist work, Michael Vickers convincingly argues that in his earlier plays, Aristophanes in fact used allegory to comment on the day-to-day political concerns of Athenians. Vickers reads the first six of Aristophanes' eleven extant plays in a way that reveals the principal characters to be based in large part on Pericles, the Athenian statesman of the fifth century B.C., and his extended family - particularly his ward Alcibiades
  • According to Vickers, the plays of Aristophanes - far from being nonpolitical - actually allow us to gauge the reaction of the Athenian public to the events which occured in the years following Pericles' death in 429 B.C., to the struggle for the political succession, and to the problems presented by Alcibiades' gradual emergence as one of the most powerful figures in the state. This view of Aristophanes reaffirms the central role of allegory in his work and challenges all students of ancient Greece to rethink long-held assumptions about this important playwright
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Vickers, Michael J
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PA3879
LC item number
.V53 1997
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Aristophanes
  • Pericles
  • Aristophane
  • Périclès
  • Aristophanes
  • Perikles
  • Aristophane <0445?-0386? av. J.-C.> - Critique et interprétation
  • Périclès <0495?-0429 av. J.-C.> - Critique et interprétation
  • Aristophanes
  • Pericles
  • Political plays, Greek
  • Greek drama (Comedy)
  • Politics and literature
  • Komedies
  • Politieke situatie
  • Comédie grecque
  • Politique et littérature
  • Geschichte 479 v. Chr.-431 v. Chr
  • Politisches Theater
  • Comédie grecque - Histoire et critique
  • Komedies
  • Politieke situatie
  • Politique et littérature - Athènes (Grèce)
  • Greek drama (Comedy)
  • Literature
  • Political and social views
  • Political plays, Greek
  • Politics and government
  • Politics and literature
  • Athens (Greece)
  • Athènes (Grèce)
  • Griechenland (Altertum)
  • Athènes (Grèce) - Politique et gouvernement
  • Greece
Label
Pericles on stage : political comedy in Aristophanes' early plays, Michael Vickers
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 199-220) and indexes
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Nicias, Lamachus, Alcibiades: Political Allegory in Aristophanes -- Ch. 1. Pericles and Alcibiades on Stage -- Ch. 2. Pericles and Alcibiades at the Phrontistery: Aristophanes' Clouds I -- Ch. 3. Pericles, Alcibiades, and the Generation Gap: Aristophanes' Clouds II -- Ch. 4. Pericles on the Pnyx: Aristophanes' Acharnians I -- Ch. 5. Pericles in the Agora: Aristophanes' Acharnians II -- Ch. 6. Pericles, the Typhoon, and the Hurricane: Aristophanes' Knights -- Ch. 7. Pericles, Alcibiades, the Law Courts, and the Symposium: Aristophanes' Wasps -- Ch. 8. Alcibiades and Pericles on Olympus: Aristophanes' Peace -- Ch. 9. Alcibiades at Sparta: Aristophanes' Birds I -- Ch. 10. Pericles at Sparta: Aristophanes' Birds II -- App. A. Posthumous Parody in Cratinus' Dionysalexandros -- App. B. The Athenian Plague of 430-428 B.C
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
xxxiv, 255 pages
Isbn
9780292787278
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96016242
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34545065
  • (OCoLC)ocm34545065
Label
Pericles on stage : political comedy in Aristophanes' early plays, Michael Vickers
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 199-220) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Nicias, Lamachus, Alcibiades: Political Allegory in Aristophanes -- Ch. 1. Pericles and Alcibiades on Stage -- Ch. 2. Pericles and Alcibiades at the Phrontistery: Aristophanes' Clouds I -- Ch. 3. Pericles, Alcibiades, and the Generation Gap: Aristophanes' Clouds II -- Ch. 4. Pericles on the Pnyx: Aristophanes' Acharnians I -- Ch. 5. Pericles in the Agora: Aristophanes' Acharnians II -- Ch. 6. Pericles, the Typhoon, and the Hurricane: Aristophanes' Knights -- Ch. 7. Pericles, Alcibiades, the Law Courts, and the Symposium: Aristophanes' Wasps -- Ch. 8. Alcibiades and Pericles on Olympus: Aristophanes' Peace -- Ch. 9. Alcibiades at Sparta: Aristophanes' Birds I -- Ch. 10. Pericles at Sparta: Aristophanes' Birds II -- App. A. Posthumous Parody in Cratinus' Dionysalexandros -- App. B. The Athenian Plague of 430-428 B.C
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
xxxiv, 255 pages
Isbn
9780292787278
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96016242
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34545065
  • (OCoLC)ocm34545065

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