Alexis: The Fragments: A Commentary

Alexis: The Fragments: A Commentary

by Alexis
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521551803

ISBN-13: 9780521551809

Pub. Date: 09/12/1996

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This is the first detailed commentary to be compiled on the fragments remaining from the plays of the Greek comic poet Alexis (c. 375-270 BC), who made significant contributions to a new style of comedy that came to be associated especially with Menander. The comments discuss all aspects of the textual transmission, the language, the dramatic background and the

Overview

This is the first detailed commentary to be compiled on the fragments remaining from the plays of the Greek comic poet Alexis (c. 375-270 BC), who made significant contributions to a new style of comedy that came to be associated especially with Menander. The comments discuss all aspects of the textual transmission, the language, the dramatic background and the relation of the plays to their contemporary milieu. They make important additions to our understanding of fourth-century Attic Greek. The Greek text is not included.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521551809
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/12/1996
Series:
Cambridge Classical Texts and Commentaries Series, #31
Pages:
910
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 2.20(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; Part I. Alexis' Career; Part II. Sources of the Fragments; Commentary; False or doubtful attributions; Appendices.

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