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By S. Douglas Olson

a set of over 2 hundred of the main attention-grabbing and significant fragments of Greek comedy, observed by way of a observation; an intensive creation discussing the historical past of comedian style; a chain of appendixes at the person poets, the inscriptional proof, and so forth; and a whole translation of the fragments. person sections illustrate the earliest Greek comedy from Syracuse; the attribute positive factors of Athenian `Old', `Middle', and `New Comedy'; the comedian presentation of politicians, philosophers, and ladies; the comedian reception of different poetry; and lots of features of lifestyle, together with eating and symposia.

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