Download PDF by Antonis K. Petrides: Menander, New Comedy and the Visual (Cambridge Classical

By Antonis K. Petrides

This e-book argues that New Comedy has a much richer functionality texture than has formerly been regarded. supplying shut readings of the entire significant performs of Menander, it exhibits how intertextuality - the sustained discussion of recent Comedy functionality with the various ideological, philosophical, literary and theatrical discourses of latest polis tradition - is essential in growing semantic intensity and hence offsetting the influence that the plots are simplistic love tales with out political or ideological resonances. It additionally explores how the visible point of the performs ('opsis') is simply as very important as any verbal technique of signification - a phenomenon termed 'intervisuality', reading particularly intensity the ways that the masks can infuse numerous platforms of reference into the play. mask just like the panchrēstos neaniskos (the 'all-perfect youth'), for instance, are actually filled with that means; therefore, with their ideologically marked physiognomies, they are often robust instigators of literary and cultural allusion.

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