This dissertation examines the usually astonishing part of this slave characters of Greek Old Comedy in intimate humor

This dissertation examines the usually astonishing part of this slave characters of Greek Old Comedy in intimate humor

Building on work we started during my 2009 Classical Quarterly article (“An Aristophanic Slave: comfort 819-1126”). The slave characters of the latest and Roman comedy have actually very long been the topic of effective scholarly interest; slave characters in Old Comedy, by comparison, have obtained fairly small attention (the only substantial research being Stefanis 1980). Yet a better appearance during the ancestors for the subsequent, more familiar comic slaves provides brand new views on Greek attitudes toward sex and social status, along with exactly exactly what an Athenian audience expected from and enjoyed in Old Comedy. Furthermore, my arguments on how to read passages that are several slave characters, if accepted, could have bigger implications for the interpretation of specific performs. Continue reading “This dissertation examines the usually astonishing part of this slave characters of Greek Old Comedy in intimate humor”