1st Edition

The People of Aristophanes (Routledge Revivals)
A Sociology of Old Attic Comedy

ISBN 9780415857116
Published October 15, 2015 by Routledge
422 Pages

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Book Description

First published in 1951, The People of Aristophanes provides a sociological account of Athens in the period of its greatest glory. Drawing upon Old Attic Comedy and the plays of Aristophanes, the author recreates, for the reader, the life of Athens at that time. He writes extensively about social structure, family, religion and political relationships within the state, and discusses the far-reaching changes which took place within Athenian society.

Table of Contents

Preface;  List of Illustrations;  Quotations and Abbreviations;  Introduction;  1. Old Comedy  2. The Comedies  3. The Farmers  4. The Upper Classes  5. The Craftsmen  6. Citizens and Foreigners  7. The Slaves  8. Family and Neighbours  9. Money and Property  10. Religion and Education  11. War and Peace  12. Economies and the State  13. The People and the State;  Conclusion;  Chronological Table;  General Index

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