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By Keith Sidwell

This booklet presents a brand new interpretation of the character of outdated Comedy and its position on the middle of Athenian democratic politics. Professor Sidwell argues that Aristophanes and his competitors belonged to opposing political teams, every one with their very own political schedule. via disguised cartoon and parody in their opponents' paintings, the poets expressed and fuelled the political clash among their factions. Professor Sidwell rereads the central texts of Aristophanes and the fragmented is still of the paintings of his competitors within the gentle of those arguments for the political foundations of the genre.

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