Greek 393: Greek Comedy — Week 2

Tomorrow, September 24, at 7 p.m. EDT, Sunoikisis will host the course Greek 393: Greek Comedy via Google Hangouts. To watch the live broadcast, see the YouTube video below.

To view the slides for this presentation, download this PDF.

“Contextualizing Comedy”

Julie Langford

Primary Readings

English: Acharnians
Greek: Ecclesiazusae 41-85 (308 words)

Secondary Readings

E. Csapo, and W.J. Slater. 1995. The Context of Ancient Drama, edited by E. Csapo and W.J. Slater (Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press, 1995).
103-108: City Dionysia
121-124: Lenaea, Rural Dionysia and Anthesteria
139-143: Choregic System
165-178: Freedom of Expression w/sources

I.C. Storey, and A. Allan, A Guide to Ancient Greek Drama (John Wiley & Sons, 2013).
61-71: Drama and the Polis
190-194: Domestic Comedy; Political and topical comedy; To make fun of by name
211-217: Beginning with “Aristophanic comedy is intensely political and topical…”

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