Laughter on the fringes : the reception of old comedy in the imperial Greek world / Anna Peterson
- Peterson, Anna, 1982-
- New York : Oxford University Press, 
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- x, 230 pages ; 25 cm
- Machine generated contents note: Lexicographers, Scholars, and the Cultural Authority of Old Comedy -- Critical Posturing -- In the Shadow of Plato -- The Structure of the Book -- 1.A Problematic Genre: Plutarch -- Aristophanes versus Menander -- Putting It to Good Use: Quoting Old Comedy in the Parallel Lives -- Conclusions -- 2.Between Plato and the Gods: Aelius Aristides on Old Comedy -- Contending with Plato: Old Comedy's Place in Aristides' Defense of Rhetoric -- Self-Praise and the Parabasis: Or. 28 -- Revoking Comic License: Or. 29 and the Question of Performance -- Conclusions -- 3.Old Comedy Revived: Lucian's Fisherman and Double Indictment -- Setting the Stage: Lucian's Fisherman -- A Comic Anabasis: Lucian's Fisherman and Eupolis' Demoi -- A Contest of Genres: Lucian's Fisherman and Aristophanes' Acharnians -- Old Comedy and the Tradition of Intellectual Biography in Double Indictment -- Reading Socrates' Life through Plato and Old Comedy -- The First Five Trials and Their Significance for the Narrative of the Syrian -- Unlikely Foils: Cratinus, Polemon, and the Charge of x&Kcoaic. Against the Syrian -- Conclusions -- 4.Lucian's Prolaliai and the Dynamics of Competition -- Reading Lucian's Prolaliai as Parabases -- A Parabatic Prometheus: Lucian and the Literary Hybrid -- A Novel Problem: Zeuxis -- A Portrait of the Artist as an Old Man: Heracles -- Conclusions -- A Menandrian Interlude: Alciphron and Old Comedy in Epistolary Form -- 5.Old Comedy Transformed: Libanius and the Fourth Century -- Old Comedy in the Fourth Century -- Aristophanic Self-Fashioning? Libanius' Life and the Scene of the Lightning Strike -- The "Trees" of Eupolis: Eunapius on Libanius' Rhetorical Style -- Conclusions.
- 9780190697099 (hardback : alk. paper)
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- Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-210) and indexes.
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