The Boastful Chef: The Discourse of Food in Ancient Greek Comedy

The Boastful Chef: The Discourse of Food in Ancient Greek Comedy

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by John Wilkins
     
 

This book explains the importance of food to ancient Greek comedy: it was a medium through which comedy could represent the material, social, agricultural, political and religious worlds to the Greek city-state. The text also contains translations of hundreds of comic fragments; and it reassesses the division of comedy into Sicilian and Attic Old, Middle, and

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This book explains the importance of food to ancient Greek comedy: it was a medium through which comedy could represent the material, social, agricultural, political and religious worlds to the Greek city-state. The text also contains translations of hundreds of comic fragments; and it reassesses the division of comedy into Sicilian and Attic Old, Middle, and New.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199240685
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
03/28/2001
Pages:
496
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.40(d)

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