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Broken Laughter

Select Fragments of Greek Comedy

Broken Laughter by S. Douglas Olson
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A collection of over 200 of the most interesting and important fragments of Greek comedy, accompanied by a commentary; an extensive introduction discussing the history of comic genre; a series of appendixes on the individual poets, the inscriptional evidence, and the like; and a complete translation of the fragments. Individual sections illustrate the earliest Greek comedy from Syracuse; the characteristic features of Athenian `Old', `Middle', and `New Comedy'; thecomic presentation of politicians, philosophers, and women; the comic reception of other poetry; and many aspects of daily life, including dining and symposia.
OUP Oxford; May 2007
495 pages; ISBN 9780191569449
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Title: Broken Laughter
Author: S. Douglas Olson