The New Comedy of Greece and Rome

The New Comedy of Greece and Rome

by Richard L. Hunter
     
 

The first literary account of a style of comic drama which was to become the root of all subsequent Western comedy. Places the social comedy of Menander, Plautus and Terence in its ancient context and considers its universal literary qualities. See more details below

Overview

The first literary account of a style of comic drama which was to become the root of all subsequent Western comedy. Places the social comedy of Menander, Plautus and Terence in its ancient context and considers its universal literary qualities.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521316521
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/28/1985
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
196
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.43(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. The form of new comedy: the comic prologue: the five-act structure: rhythmical structures: some comic techniques; 3. Plots and motifs: the stereotyping of comedy; 4. Themes and conflicts: men and women: fathers and sons: town and country: 5. Comedy and tragedy; 6. The didactic element: moralising in comedy: comedy and philosophy.

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