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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

054 - Old Comedy and Aristophanes

In this episode, we discuss the Lenaia, the intricacies of Athenian Old Comedy, and what is known about the lives and works of the earliest comedic poets, including Aristophanes, whose eleven surviving works effectively define the genre today





Recommended Sources for Further Reading:
Text/Aristophanes' The Acharnians
Text/Aristophanes' The Knights
Text/Aristophanes' The Clouds
Text/Aristophanes' The Wasps
Text/Aristophanes' Peace
Text/Aristophanes' The Birds
Text/Aristophanes' The Thesmophoriazusae
Text/Aristophanes' Lysistrata
Text/Aristophanes' The Frogs
Text/Aristophanes' The Ecclesiazusae
Text/Aristophanes' Wealth

Recommended Podcasts for Further Listening:
Literature and History Episode 35 Aristophanes' The Clouds
Literature and History Episode 36 Aristophanes' Lysistrata

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