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Sex and Sexuality in Classical Athens
From courtship and marriage to adultery and prostitution, Sex and Sexuality in Classical Athens takes a broad look at the sex lives and sexual beliefs of ancient Athenians. Chapters such as ‘SexualExpand
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Bestiality and Bestial Rape in Greek Myth
This article discusses Greek myths of rape where either the aggressor (a god) and/or the victim assume the form of animals. One assumption of this piece is that myths held both entertainment andExpand
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Aristophanes: An Introduction
This accessible introduction to the work of one of the world's greatest comic writers tackles key questions posed by Aristophanes plays, such as staging, humour, songs, obscene language, politics andExpand
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Transposing Aristophanes: The Theory and Practice of Translating Aristophanic Lyric
  • J. Robson
  • History
  • Greece and Rome
  • 20 September 2012
The reception of Aristophanes has gained extraordinary momentum as a topic of academic interest in the last few years. Contributions range from Gonda Van Steen's ground-breaking Venom in Verse.Expand
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Beauty and Sex Appeal in Aristophanes
This article undertakes a survey of the plays of Aristophanes in order to reveal what they tell us about concepts of attractiveness and body image. Old Comedy presents us with a view of beauty from aExpand
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Humour, obscenity and Aristophanes
Humorous expression and obscene language are central - almost defining - features of Aristophanes’ plays and yet are areas which remain underexplored by Aristophanic scholars. In the case of humour,Expand
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Lost in Translation? The problem of (Aristophanic) humour
This chapter considers the difficulties thrown up by translating Aristophanic humour in a discussion that takes as its starting point perspectives from the realm of both humour theory and translationExpand
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(N.) Worman Abusive Mouths in Classical Athens . Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008. Pp. xi + 385. £55/$99. 9780521857871.
  • J. Robson
  • History
  • The Journal of Hellenic Studies
  • 1 November 2010
Mirto’s stimulating edition of the Ion is well worth reading for the abundance of its insights and the breadth of its coverage in a relatively compact package. Six short essays on general thematicExpand
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