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Inhaltsangabe: The pervasive and unrestrained use of obscenity has long been acknowledged as a major feature of fifth-century Attic Comedy; no other Western art form relies so heavily on the sexual and scatological dimensions of language. This acclaimed book, now in a new edition, offers both a comprehensive discussion of the dynamics of Greek obscenity and a detailed commentary on the terminology itself.
After contrasting the peculiar characteristics of the Greek notion of obscenity to modern-day ideas, Henderson discusses obscenity's role in the development of Attic Comedy, its historical origins, varieties, and dramatic function. His analysis of obscene terminology sheds new light on Greek culture, and his discussion of Greek homosexuality offers a refreshing corrective to the idealized Platonic view. He also looks in detail at the part obscenity plays in each of Aristophanes' eleven surviving plays. The latter part of the book identifies all the obscene terminology found in the extant examples of Attic Comedy, both complete plays and fragments. Although these terminological entries are arranged in numbered paragraphs resembling a glossary, they can also be read as independent essays on the various aspects of comic obscenity. Terms are explained as they occur in each individual context and in relation to typologically similar terminology. With newly corrected and updated philological material, this second edition of Maculate Muse will serve as an invaluable reference work for the study of Greek drama.
About the Author: Jeffrey Henderson is at University of Southern California.
Titel: Maculate Muse: Obscene Language in Attic ...
Verlag: Yale University Press
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Buchbeschreibung Yale University Press, 1975. Buchzustand: Fair. This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside.This book has hardback covers. In fair condition, suitable as a study copy. No dust jacket. , 750grams, ISBN:0300017863. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 6481369
Buchbeschreibung Yale University Press. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. 0300017863 Crisp pages. Tight binding. Name of previous owner written inside. Slight shelf wear on cover. No dust jacket. Light foxing. Good reading copy. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 93P-46NG-P158
Buchbeschreibung Sep 01, 1975. Buchzustand: Used: Good. Ex-public library, library markings obscured (with black marker pen) or removed exposing hardcover card, first non-text page removed by library, ok condition age and use related discolouration of page edges, showing signs of shelf wear, short dust cover, sellotape marks. Buchnummer des Verkäufers M02_4101_JZ_04/17
Buchbeschreibung Yale University Press, 1975. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P020300017863
Buchbeschreibung Yale University Press, 1975. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 0300017863