By Nikoletta Kanavou
The use of important right names is likely one of the such a lot unique points of Aristophanes’ paintings; unsurprisingly, it has bought a lot scholarly consciousness.But even if there are a great number of articles and scattered reviews on person names, the current publication deals the 1st systematic research at the topic. it truly is, so far as attainable, an exhaustive dialogue of important right names that seem in Aristophanes’ 11 extant performs: own names (which occupy the biggest part), theonyms, place-names, ethnics and demotics – all names that appear to be intentionally used for his or her meanings. appendixes talk about slave-names and chosen names from Aristophanes’ fragmentary performs. Names are rigorously analysed of their context, bearing in mind various elements reminiscent of language (etymology and word-plays), the content material of the performs (the plots, set opposed to their political and social background), and problems with characterisation. This paintings is therefore intended to give a contribution at the same time to Aristophanic scholarship, via allowing a deeper appreciation of Aristophanes ’ humour, and to the sphere of Greek literary onomastics.
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Aristophanes' Comedy of Names: A Study of Speaking Names in Aristophanes (Sozomena) by Nikoletta Kanavou