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
Abbreviations and Metrical Terminology
List of Manuscripts Cited
1The Art of Aristophanes' Lyric3
2The Metres of Aristophanes18
Metrical Structures18
Iambic27
Trochaic35
Cretic40
Dactylic48
Anapaestic55
Ionic61
Dochmiac65
Choriambic70
Dactylo-epitrite85
3Metre and the Transmission of the Text94
The Poet to Triclinius94
Triclinius to Brunck106
Brunck to the Present113
Acharnians122
Knights160
Clouds184
Wasps214
Peace262
Birds296
Lysistrata358
Thesmophoriazusae396
Frogs454
Ecclesiazusae524
Wealth554
Select Bibliography562
Index573

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