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By Zachary P. Biles

Athenian comedian drama was once written for functionality at gala's honouring the god Dionysos. via dramatic motion and open discourse, poets sought to interact their opponents and provoke the viewers, all so as to receive victory within the competitions. This publication makes use of that aggressive functionality context as an interpretive framework in which to appreciate the thematic pursuits shaping the plots and poetic caliber of Aristophanes' performs specifically, and of previous Comedy more often than not. learning 5 person performs from the Aristophanic corpus in addition to fragments of different comedian poets, it unearths the aggressive poetics certain to every. It additionally lines thematic connections with different poetic traditions, specially epic, lyric, and tragedy, and thereby seeks to put aggressive poetics inside broader traits in Greek literature.

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