By S. Douglas Olson (ed.)

ISBN-10: 1614511667

ISBN-13: 9781614511663

This assortment offers an summary of the reception historical past of an incredible literary style from Greco-Roman antiquity to the current day. having a look first at Athenian comedian poets and comedy within the Roman Empire, the quantity is going directly to talk about Greco-Roman comedy's reception in the course of the a while. It concludes with a glance on the sleek period, making an allowance for literary translations and degree productions in addition to glossy media similar to radio and picture.

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Indeed, even Sommerstein’s short list throws up interesting issues concerning the relative obscenity of certain terms. 16 As Bain notes when discussing these verbs, “there must be some difference between an outright vulgar word [viz. binein] which has virtually no secondary connotations … and a word [viz.  6); cf.  74–7.  79.  208–9, reuses Sommerstein’s list of primary obscenities for her analysis of female obscenity in the same three plays.  183–8. Cf.  63–6.  175.  52.  15, collectively dubs the verbs βδεῖν, πέρδεσθαι, χέζειν and βινεῖν “mild obscenities” in comparison to λαικάζειν.

85). 9 In this chapter, all quotations of Greek are accompanied by an English translation (either taken directly or adapted from Sommerstein’s Aris and Phillips editions of the plays). Greek words have been transliterated in the main text but kept in the original in parentheses and footnotes. Key items of obscene vocabulary are also given in transliterated form within the English translations, allowing the Greekless reader better to engage with the discussion.  2. 32 James Robson By obscenity we mean verbal reference to areas of human activity or parts of the human body that are protected by certain taboos agreed upon by prevailing custom and subject to emotional aversion or inhibition.

24 Up to this point Euripides … has spoken in a restrained idiom. e. the Inlaw] have been equable in tone, and there is nothing now to suggest that his mood has changed. Nor is there anything in his characterization to come which would suggest that obscenity is a feature of his idiom, as it is, by contrast, of Mnesilochus’.  146. v. βινέω, and cf.  54–62. The appearance of βινεῖν in a Solonian law code (Solon test. Vet.  4.  210. 25 It is noteworthy, too, that once one obscenity has been delivered (at 35), others follow in quick succession (βινεῖσθαι, “to be fucked,” 50; λαικάζει, “he is sucking cock,” 57; πέος, “cock,” 62).

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