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By Keith Sidwell

This publication offers a brand new interpretation of the character of outdated Comedy and its position on the center of Athenian democratic politics. Professor Sidwell argues that Aristophanes and his competitors belonged to opposing political teams, each one with their very own political time table. via disguised comic strip and parody in their opponents' paintings, the poets expressed and fuelled the political clash among their factions. Professor Sidwell rereads the valuable texts of Aristophanes and the fragmented continues to be of the paintings of his opponents within the gentle of those arguments for the political foundations of the genre.

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