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The People of Aristophanes By Victor Ehrenberg

The People of Aristophanes by Victor Ehrenberg

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The People of Aristophanes: A Sociology of Old Attic Comedy by Victor Ehrenberg

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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The People of Aristophanes: A Sociology of Old Attic Comedy by Victor Ehrenberg
Taylor & Francis Ltd
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