The Songs of Aristophanes / Edition 1

The Songs of Aristophanes / Edition 1

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by L.P.E. Parker
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198149441

ISBN-13: 9780198149446

Pub. Date: 02/28/1997

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Aristophanes' comedies were as much musical as dramatic performances. The scores from these performances are lost, and the only way of recovering a sense of what the Athenian audience experienced is to study the rhythms of Aristophanes' poetry. His lyric verse covers a wide range of styles—from popular song to parody of tragedy. in this book, L.P.E. Parker

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Aristophanes' comedies were as much musical as dramatic performances. The scores from these performances are lost, and the only way of recovering a sense of what the Athenian audience experienced is to study the rhythms of Aristophanes' poetry. His lyric verse covers a wide range of styles—from popular song to parody of tragedy. in this book, L.P.E. Parker provides a full text, with scansion, of the surviving plays' lyrics, and an introduction to the different rhythms used by Aristophanes, their origins, and literary associations. Parker emphasizes the role played by lyric meter in dramatic architecture and distinguishes the different levels of musical style. In this way, Parker illustrates meter's centrality in Aristophanes' dramatic art and satire.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198149446
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
02/28/1997
Pages:
608
Product dimensions:
5.62(w) x 8.75(h) x 1.56(d)
Lexile:
1270L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Symbols xiii(2)
Abbreviations and Metrical Terminology xv(3)
List of Manuscripts Cited xviii
I. INTRODUCTION 3(119)
1. The Art of Aristophanes' Lyric
3(15)
2. The Metres of Aristophanes
18(76)
Metrical Structures
18(9)
I. Colon and verse
18(3)
II. Strophic structure
21(6)
Iambic
27(8)
Trochaic
35(5)
Cretic
40(8)
Dactylic
48(7)
Anapaestic
55(6)
Ionic
61(4)
Dochmiac
65(5)
Choriambic
70(15)
I. Aeolic-choriambic
70(8)
II. Iambo-choriambic
78(7)
Dactylo-epitrite
85(6)
Appendix: Notes of Prosody
91(3)
I. Epic correption
91(3)
II. Lengthening before plosive + liquid or nasal
92(2)
3. Metre and the Trasmission of the Text
94(28)
The Poet to Triclinius
94(12)
Triclinius to Brunck
106(7)
Brucnk to the Present
113(9)
II. THE PLAYS 122(440)
Acharnians
122(38)
Knights
160(24)
Clouds
184(30)
Wasps
214(48)
Peace
262(34)
Birds
296(62)
Lysistrata
358(38)
Thesmophoriazusae
396(58)
Frogs
454(70)
Ecclesiazusae
524(30)
Wealth
554(8)
Select Bibliograhy 562(11)
Index 573

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