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Politics and anti-realism in Athenian old comedy

Ian Ruffell

Politics and anti-realism in Athenian old comedy

the art of the impossible

by Ian Ruffell

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Published by Oxford University Press in Oxford, New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Greek Political plays,
  • History and criticism,
  • Absurd (Philosophy) in literature,
  • Themes, motives,
  • Greek drama (Comedy)

  • Edition Notes

    StatementI.A. Ruffell
    SeriesOxford classical monographs
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPA3166 .R84 2011
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxii, 499 p. :
    Number of Pages499
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25273594M
    ISBN 100199587213
    ISBN 109780199587216
    LC Control Number2011277174
    OCLC/WorldCa751726076

    He is author of Politics and Anti-Realism in Athenian Old Comedy: the Art of the Impossible () and Aeschylus: Prometheus Bound (). Innehållsförteckning Preface Abbreviations List of Contributors 1. The Roman empire radically affected geographical conceptions, evoking new ways of describing the earth and of constructing its history. This book explores the writings of three literary figures of the age--Polybius, Posidonius, and Strabo--and how they used and transformed pre-existing Greek traditions in order to describe the new world of Rome.

      2 With his new book, some parts of which have already appeared in scholarly journals, edited volumes and conference proceedings (chs. 2, 3 and 7), Pappas manages to expand the horizons of his earlier book to new fields of exploration, while taking into account recent trends and developments in the study of Greek comedy, most of which are. [Show full abstract] a reason for excluding comedy from political interventions, but that anti-realism and the absurd are precisely the mechanisms through which this sort of comedy had political.

    • Ruffell, I. () Politics and Anti-Realism in Athenian Old Comedy. Oxford. • Sharrock, A. () Reading Roman Comedy. Poetics and Playfulness in Plautus and Terence. Cambridge. • Stallybrass, P. and White, A. () The Politics and Poetics of Transgression. London. According to author/text: Cicero. Ruffell, I. A. Politics and Anti-Realism in Athenian Old Comedy: The Art of the Impossible (Oxford: Oxford University Press, ). Sallares, Robert. The Ecology of the Ancient Greek World (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, ). Samon, Loren J., ed. The Cambridge Companion to the Age of Pericles (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, ).


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Politics and Anti-Realism in Athenian Old Comedy The Art of the Impossible Ian Ruffell Oxford Classical Monographs. Engagement with comic texts beyond the extant plays of Aristophanes alone.

Engagement with ancient and modern theories such as semiotics, cognitive linguistics, possible worlds theory, and theory of parody. The collision of politics and claims of political intervention with the fantastic, absurd and impossible is characteristic of the Athenian comic drama of the late fifth and early fourth century BCE, but has proved persistently problematic for critics.

This book sets the impossible centre-stage and argues that comic impossibility should not be ignored in political readings or, conversely, used Author: Ian Ruffell.

: Politics and Anti-Realism in Athenian Old Comedy: The Art of the Impossible (Oxford Classical Monographs) (): Ian Ruffell: BooksCited by: 6. Get this from a library. Politics and anti-realism in Athenian old comedy: the art of the impossible.

[Ian Ruffell] -- "The collision of politics and claims of political intervention with the fantastic, absurd, and impossible is characteristic of the Athenian comic drama of the late fifth and early fourth century.

Get this from a library. Politics and anti-realism in Athenian old comedy: the art of the impossible. [Ian Ruffell] -- The comic drama of the late fifth and early fourth century BCE was typified by the combination of absurd and fantastic plots often dealing with social and political issues of the day.

This study puts. This conclusion brings together the three strands of the book and their related forms of anti-realism to argue that Old Comedy constructs its arguments, involves its audience, and seeks to maintain its cultural authority through the impossible and absurd.

Humour and impossibility are central to how Old Comedy makes its political and ideological interventions. Oxford Classical Monographs Politics and Anti Realism in Athenian Old Comedy The Art of the Impossible by Ian Ruffell Hardcover by Ian Ruffell Hardcover, Pages, Published ISBN / ISBN / This book sets the impossible centre-stage and argues that comic impossibility should not be ignored Author: Ian Ruffell.

RUFFELL, Politics and Anti-Realism in Athenian Old Comedy - The Art of the Impossible. Oxford, Oxford University Pressxii + pp. ISBN It is immediately clear to every reader of Old Comedy that it was closely related to contemporary politics.

The précisé nature of the relationship, however, has proved. 2 With his new book, some parts of which have already appeared in scholarly journals, edited volumes and conference proceedings (chs. 2, 3 and 7), Pappas manages to expand the horizons of his earlier book to new fields of exploration, while taking into account recent trends and developments in the study of Greek comedy, most of which are.

Foka, A. () Classical Review, Cambridge: RUFFELL (I.A.) Politics and Anti-Realism in Athenian Old Comedy. The Art of the Impossible. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Ian Ruffell is the author of Aeschylus ( avg rating, 1 rating, 0 reviews, published ), Politics and Anti-Realism in Athenian Old Comedy ( avg 4/5(1). Comedy and the Trojan War. Politics and Anti-Realism in Athenian Old Comedy: The Art of the Impossible This book sets the impossible centre-stage and argues that comic impossibility should.

This book provides a new interpretation of the nature of Old Comedy and its place at the heart of Athenian democratic politics. Professor Sidwell argues that Aristophanes and his rivals belonged to opposing political groups, each with their own political : Karen Gillum.

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Athenian Politics Tagged Athenian democracy - Wikipedia 10 Strange Ways Things Were Done In The First Democracy Athenian Democracy - Classical Wisdom Weekly. My first (and continuing) area of research has been on Greek Comedy, which was the topic of my first monograph, Politics and Anti-Realism in Athenian Old Comedy: the Art of the Impossible (Oxford: Oxford University Press, ).

This was a heavily rewritten and expanded (and then shortened) version of. Aristophanes' comic masterpiece Thesmophoriazusae has long been recognized amongst the plays of Old Comedy for its deconstruction of tragic theatricality.

This book reveals that this deconstruction is grounded not simply in Aristophanes' wider engagement with tragic by: 2. Ian Ruffell Politics and Anti-Realism in Athenian Old Comedy: The Art of the Impossible.

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Ancient Greek historiographers repeatedly stressed the importance of truth to history; yet they also purported to believe in myth, distorted facts for nationalistic or moralizing purposes, and omitted events that modern audiences.

My main research interests are in Greek drama and ancient science (especially mechanics), with interests also in Athenian politics, Roman Satire and gender and sexuality. I have p. As well as using a variety of programming languages at one time or another (Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby, C++), I have been a LaTeX user sincewhich has included typesetting my first book, Politics and Anti-Realism in Athenian Old Comedy (OUP, ) myself.

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It is a combination of entertaining, real life stories of turning impossibilities into reality, harrowing escapes from danger, and practical, grounded mental tools to apply when the going.