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By Oliver Taplin

This e-book opens a ignored bankruptcy within the reception of Athenian drama, specifically comedy, and provides heart level to a very appealing and unique sequence of vase-paintings that have mostly been considered as marginal curiosities. those are the so-called "phylax vases," approximately all painted in Greek towns of South Italy within the interval four hundred to 360 B.C. previously, they've been taken to mirror a kind of neighborhood folk-theater, yet Taplin argues that the majority, if now not all, mirror Athenian comedy of the type represented by way of Aristophanes. His daring thesis brings up questions on the relation of tragedy in addition to comedy to vase portray, the cultural weather of the Greek towns in Italy, and the level to which Athenians have been conscious of drama as a possible "export." It additionally enriches appreciation of many key features of Aristophanic comedy. The publication has assembled forty six photos of vase-paintings, many revealed right here for the 1st time outdoor professional courses no longer without difficulty accessible.

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