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This assortment offers an summary of the reception heritage of a tremendous literary style from Greco-Roman antiquity to the current day. taking a look first at Athenian comedian poets and comedy within the Roman Empire, the quantity is going directly to talk about Greco-Roman comedy's reception in the course of the a while. It concludes with a glance on the glossy period, making an allowance for literary translations and degree productions in addition to sleek media reminiscent of radio and movie.

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The bulk of this chapter is given over to the examination of individual passages, in order to gain an impression of the range of techniques Aristophanes employs when handling obscene language. To anticipate my conclusions, an important point of interest is the way the shock obscenities can cause is either exploited or, alternatively, avoided. As we shall see, patterns emerge not only in how obscene language is introduced and reintroduced, but also in how obscenity is juxtaposed with highregister—often tragic—language on the one hand and low-register, risqué linguistic features such as double entendres on the other.

Here the ever-cantankerous Thersites engages in his final act of mockery, inciting his target Achilles to kill him in response.  μετὰ δὲ ταῦτα Ἀχιλλεὺς εἰς Λέσβον πλεῖ, καὶ θύσας μετὰ δὲ ταῦτα Ἀχιλλεὺς εἰς Λέσβον πλεῖ, καὶ θύσας Ἀπόλλωνι καὶ Ἀρτέμιδι καὶ Λητοῖ καθαίρεται τοῦ φόνου ὑπ’ Ὀδυσσέως. Achilles killed Thersites after having been reviled by him and reproached for the love he allegedly felt for Penthesileia. As a result, stasis arose among the Achaeans over the murder of Thersites. After this, Achilles sailed to Lesbos, and after making a sacrifice to Apollo, Artemis and Leto, he was then purified of the murder by Odysseus.

Inlaw Eur. Inlaw Eur. Inlaw Eur. Inlaw Eur. This is where the famous Agathon has his residence, the tragic poet. What Agathon is that? There is one Agathon— You don’t mean the bronzed, muscular one? No, a different one; haven’t you ever seen him? Not the one with the bushy beard? You haven’t ever seen him! I certainly haven’t—at least not that I know of. And yet you’ve fucked him (bebinēkas)—but perhaps you’re not aware of the fact! This passage comes at almost the beginning of the play and there is little in the preceding discussion to suggest that Euripides will utter the obscene “fuck” in 35.

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