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

This dissertation examines the usually astonishing part for the slave characters of Greek Old Comedy in intimate humor
Building on work we started within my 2009 Classical article that is quarterly"An Aristophanic Slave: Peace 819-1126"). The slave characters of New and Roman comedy have traditionally been the topic of effective scholarly interest; slave characters in Old Comedy, by comparison, have obtained reasonably little attention (the only real extensive research being Stefanis 1980). Yet a better appearance during the ancestors for the later, more familiar comic slaves provides brand brand new views on Greek attitudes toward intercourse and social status, in addition to just exactly what an Athenian audience expected from and enjoyed in Old Comedy. Moreover, my arguments on how to read a few passages involving slave characters, if accepted, has bigger implications for the interpretation of specific plays.Read more