Patrick Lucky Hadley

Athens in Rome, Rome in Germany eBook (ePDF)

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The bawdy comedies of Aristophanes gradually began to attract more attention among learned circles in the later 16th century. This trend culminated in 1586, when Nicodemus Frischlin produced new and strikingly original Latin versions of five plays by Aristophanes. With this work Frischlin completely recast the place of Aristophanes in the Republic of Letters, forcing readers to approach him as a dramatist of tremendous contemporary relevance. Frischlin was able to rehabilitate Aristophanes by calling attention both to the practical advice his plays could give on the administration of a res publica, and to the light they could shed on serious problems concerning rhetorical education and political discourse within the troubled Holy Roman Empire under Rudolf II. This work aims to restore Frischlin's translations to their rightful place of honor within the broader reception tradition of Aristophanes and Old Comedy, while analyzing them within the context of Frischlin's own longstanding
campaigns for educational and political reform.
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ISBN 978-3-8233-7923-2
EAN 9783823379232
Seiten 185
Format eBook PDF
Ausgabename 16923-2
Verlag Gunter Narr Verlag
Autor Patrick Lucky Hadley
Erscheinungsdatum 01.01.2001
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