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By Oliver Taplin

ISBN-10: 019814797X

ISBN-13: 9780198147978

ISBN-10: 0198150008

ISBN-13: 9780198150008

This ebook opens a ignored bankruptcy within the reception of Athenian drama, specially comedy, and provides heart degree to a very appealing and pleasing sequence of vase-paintings that have mostly been considered as marginal curiosities. those are the so-called "phylax vases," approximately all painted in Greek towns of South Italy within the interval four hundred to 360 B.C. before, they've been taken to mirror a type of neighborhood folk-theater, yet Taplin argues that the majority, if no longer all, mirror Athenian comedy of the kind represented through Aristophanes. His daring thesis brings up questions about the relation of tragedy in addition to comedy to vase portray, the cultural weather of the Greek towns in Italy, and the level to which Athenians have been conscious of drama as a possible "export." It additionally enriches appreciation of many key elements of Aristophanic comedy. The e-book has assembled forty six photos of vase-paintings, many revealed the following for the 1st time outdoor expert courses now not comfortably accessible.

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