Slaves and Slavery in Ancient Greek Comic Drama by Ben Akrigg (English) Hardcove

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Seller: Top-Rated Seller the_nile (983,068) 99%, Location: Ohio, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 150991643019 FREE SHIPPING AUSTRALIA WIDE Slaves and Slavery in Ancient Greek Comic Drama by Ben Akrigg This volume offers students and scholars of ancient Greek culture the first major study of the different ways Greek comic drama represents slaves and the institution of slavery. Using textual, art-historical and comparative evidence, the contributors trace the changing picture of Greek slavery from Aristophanes to Menander and beyond. FORMAT Hardcover LANGUAGE English CONDITION Brand New Publisher Description How did audiences of ancient Greek comedy react to the spectacle of masters and slaves? If they were expected to laugh at a slave threatened with a beating by his master at one moment but laugh with him when they bantered familiarly at the next, what does this tell us about ancient Greek slavery? This volume presents ten essays by leading specialists in ancient Greek literature, culture and history, exploring the changing roles and representations of slaves in comic drama from Aristophanes at the height of the Athenian Empire to the New Comedy of Menander and the Hellenistic World. The contributors focus variously on individual comic dramas or on particular historical periods, analysing a wide range of textual, material-culture and comparative data for the practices of slavery and their representation on the ancient Greek comic stage. Author Biography Ben Akrigg is Assistant Professor of Greek History at the University of Toronto. His principal research interest is the economic and social history of classical Greece. Rob Tordoff is Assistant Professor of Humanities at York University, Toronto. His research focuses on Aristophanes, literary theory, social and cultural history and the modern reception of ancient Greek literature. Table of Contents 1. Introduction: slaves and slavery in ancient Greek comedy Rob Tordoff; 2. Slaves and politics in early Aristophanic comedy S. Douglas Olson; 3. Slavery, drama and the alchemy of identity in Aristophanes Susan Lape; 4. Slaves in the fragments of old comedy Donald Sells; 5. Aristophanes, slaves and history Ben Akrigg; 6. A comedy of errors: the comic slave in Greek art Kelly Wrenhaven; 7. Menanders slaves: the banality of violence David Konstan; 8. Coping with punishment: the social networking of slaves in Menander Cheryl Cox; 9. Sex slaves in new comedy C. W. Marshall; 10. Phlyax slaves: from vase to stage? Kathryn Bosher; 11. Tokens of identity in Menanders Epitrepontes: slaves, citizens and in-betweens Christina Vester. Review ... this volume will be useful for anyone interested in the representation of slaves and slavery as found in our sources for Greek comedy. Madeleine M. Henry, Phoenix "Compared to slaves in Roman comedy, slaves in Greek comedy have received relatively little attention. This edited volume, which grew out of a conference co-hosted by York University and the University of Toronto in 2008, successfully fills a gap in the scholarship and lays the groundwork for future studies. ... This truly engaging volume ought to be received with enthusiasm by scholars of both Greek comedy and ancient slavery." Bryn Mawr Classical Review "... this volume will be useful for anyone interested in the representation of slaves and slavery as found in our sources for Greek comedy." Madeleine M. Henry, Phoenix Details ISBN1107008557 Author Ben Akrigg Year 2013 ISBN-10 1107008557 ISBN-13 9781107008557 Media Book Format Hardcover Publication Date 2013-01-31 Pages 282 Publisher Cambridge University Press Imprint Cambridge University Press Place of Publication Cambridge Country of Publication United Kingdom Edited by Rob Tordoff DEWEY 938 Short Title SLAVES & SLAVERY IN ANCIENT GR Language English Affiliation York University, Toronto Illustrations 6 Halftones, unspecified Dimensions228mm We've got this At The Nile, if you're looking for it, we've got it. With fast shipping, low prices, friendly service and well over a million items - you're bound to find what you want, at a price you'll love! 30 DAY RETURN POLICY No questions asked, 30 day returns! FREE DELIVERY No matter where you are in Australia, delivery is free. SECURE PAYMENT Peace of mind by paying through PayPal and eBay Buyer Protection TheNile_Item_ID:51365044; Condition: Brand new, ISBN-13: 9781107008557, Format: Hardcover, Language: English, Subject: Ancient History

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