The Eleven Comedies

The Eleven Comedies

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by Aristophanes
     
 

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Eleven of his 40 plays survive virtually complete. These plays, provide the only real examples of a genre of comic drama known as Old Comedy, and they are in fact used to define the genre. Also known as the Father of Comedy and the Prince of Ancient Comedy, Aristophanes has been said to recreate the life of ancient Athens more convincingly than any other author.
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Eleven of his 40 plays survive virtually complete. These plays, provide the only real examples of a genre of comic drama known as Old Comedy, and they are in fact used to define the genre. Also known as the Father of Comedy and the Prince of Ancient Comedy, Aristophanes has been said to recreate the life of ancient Athens more convincingly than any other author.

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ISBN-13:
9781625582713
Publisher:
Start Publishing LLC
Publication date:
02/04/2013
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
184
Sales rank:
1,206,258
File size:
0 MB

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