Greek 253: Advanced Greek

SPRING 2002

Aristophanes, The Frogs


COURSE BIBLIOGRAPHY

ARTICLES AND CHAPTERS INCLUDED IN THE COURSE PACKET

Storey, I. "Poets, Politicians and Perverts: Personal Humour in Aristophanes" Classics Ireland 5 (1998) 85-134. On-line text.

Segal, C. P. "The Character and Cults of Dionysus and the Unity of the Frogs." Harvard Studies in Classical Philology 65 (1961) 207-42.


Wills, G. "Why are the Frogs in the Frogs?" Hermes 97 (1969) 306-17.

Allison, R. H. "Amphibian Ambiguities: Aristophanes and his frogs." Greece & Rome 30 (1983) 8-20.

Wansbrough, H. "Two Choruses of Frogs?" Journal of Hellenic Studies 113 (1993) 162.


Hooker, J. T. "The Composition of the Frogs." Hermes 108 (1980) 169-82.

Hubbard, T. K. "Debased Coinage." In The Mask of Comedy: Aristophanes and the Intertextual Parabasis. (New York: Cornell University Press, 1991). Pages 199-219.

Tarkow, T. A. "Achilles and the Ghost of Aeschylus in Aristophanes' Frogs." Traditio 38 (1992) 1-16.

Sheppard, J. T. "Politics in the Frogs ofAristophanes." Journal of Hellenic Studies 30 (1910) 249-59.

Cartledge, P. A. "A Brief 'Life' of the Poet," "High Days and Holidays: the Dionysiac Experience," and "The Politics of Aristophanes." In Aristophanes and his Theatre of the Absurd (Bristol: Bristol Classical Press, 1990) xiii-xvii, 1-10, 43-43.

Konstan, D. "Frogs." In Greek Comedy and Ideology (New York: Oxford University Press, 1995) 61-74.


BOOKS ON RESERVE

TEXTS WITH COMMENTARY

Merry, W. W. Aristophanes. The Frogs (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1905).

Stanford, W. B. Aristophanes. The Frogs (London: Macmillan & Co Ltd., 1958).

Sommerstein, A. H. The Comedies of Aristophanes, vol. 9: Frogs (Warminster, England: Aris & Phillips Ltd, 1996).

 

BOOKS

Bowie, A. M. Aristophanes: Myth, Ritual and Comedy (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993).

Dearden, C. W. The Stage of Aristophanes (London: Athlone Press, 1976).

Dover, K. J. Aristophanic Comedy (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1972).

Harriott, R. M. Aristophanes, Poet and Dramatist (Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1986).

Henderson, J. J. The Maculate Muse:Obscene Language in Attic Comedy (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1975).

Lada-Richards, I. Initiating Dionysus: Ritual and Theatre in Aristophanes' Frogs (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1999).

MacDowell, D. M. Aristophanes and Athens: An Introduction to the Plays (New York: Oxford University Press, 1995).

McLeish, K. The Theater of Aristophanes (New York: Taplinger Publishing Company, 1980).

Reckford, K. J. Aristophanes' Old-and-New Comedy I: Six Essays in Perspective (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1987).

Russo, C. F. Aristophanes: An Author for the Stage. (London: Routledge, 1994).

Segal, E., ed. Oxford Readings in Aristophanes (New York: Oxford University Press, 1966).

Sommerstein, A. H. et al. ed. Tragedy, Comedy and the Polis (Bari: Levante Editori, 1993).

Taplin, O. P. Comic Angels and Other Approaches to Greek Drama through Vase-Paintings (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1993).

Winkler, J. J. and Zeitlin, F. I. ed., Nothing to Do with Dionysus? (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1990).

Whitman, C. H. Aristophanes and the Comic Hero (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1964).

 
ADDITIONAL ITEMS ON RESERVE IN SC 334 (CLASSICS SEMINAR ROOM)

!!!! To be used in the Seminar Room only !!!!

ARTICLES AND BOOK CHAPTERS

Baldwin, B. "How did Xanthias run? Frogs 193" Eranos 93.1 (1995) 64.

Baldwin, B. "How did Xanthias run? Frogs 193" Eranos 94.2 (1996) 128.

Borthwick, E. K. "Autolekythos and Lekythion in Demosthenes and Aristophanes" Liverpool Classical Monthly 18.3 (1993) 34-37.

Borthwick, E.K. "New Interpretations of Aristophanes Frogs 1249-1328" Phoenix 48.1 (1994) 21-41.

Borthwick, E. K. "Euripides Erotodidaskalos? A Note on Aristophanes Frogs 957" Classical Philology 92.4 (1997) 363.

Carey, C. "Comic Ridicule and democracy." In R. G. Osborne and S. Hornblower ed., Ritual, Finance, Politics: Athenian Democratic Accounts Presented to David Lewis (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1994) 69-83.

Dover, K. J. "Greek Comedy." In Greek and the Greeks (Oxford: Blackwell, 1987) 191-219.

Dover, K. J. "The Style of Aristophanes." In Greek and the Greeks (Oxford: Blackwell, 1987) 224-36.

Dover, K. J. "Language and Character in Aristophanes." In Greek and the Greeks (Oxford: Blackwell, 1987) 237-48.

Dover, K. J. "The Skene in Aristophanes." In Greek and the Greeks (Oxford: Blackwell, 1987) 255-66.

Dover, K. J. "Portrait-Masks in Aristophanes." In Greek and the Greeks (Oxford: Blackwell, 1987) 267-78.

Dover, K. J. "The contest in Aristophanes' Frogs: the points at issue." In Sommerstein et al. edd., Tragedy, Comedy and the Polis (Bari: Levante Editori, 1993) 445-60.

Green, J. R. "On seeing and depicting the theater in classical Athens, " GRBS 32 (1991) 15-50.

Halliwell, S. "Comic satire and freedom of speech in classical Athens," Journal of Hellenic Studies 111 (1991) 48-70.

Halliwell, S. "Comedy and publicity in the society of the polis," In Sommerstein et al. edd., Tragedy, Comedy and the Polis (Bari: Levante Editori, 1993) 321-40.

Heiden, B. "Tragedy and Comedy in the Frogs of Aristophanes." Ramus 20 (1991) 95-111.

Heiden, B. "Emotion, acting and the Athenian ethos." In Sommerstein et al. edd., Tragedy, Comedy and the Polis (Bari: Levante Editori, 1993) 145-66.

Heiden, B. "Two Notes on the Frogs: Who is Aeschylus? Who Played Xanthias?" Liverpool Classical Monthly 19 (1994) 8-12.

Henderson, J. "Comic hero versus political elite." In Sommerstein et al. edd., Tragedy, Comedy and the Polis (Bari: Levante Editori, 1993) 307-19.

Lowe, N. J. "Greek stagecraft and Aristophanes." In J. Redmond ed. Themes in Drama 10: Farce (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1988) 33-52.

MacDowell, D. M. "Aristophanes, Frogs 1407-67," Classical Quarterly 9 (1959) 261-68.

MacDowell, D. M. "Foreign birth and Athenian citizenship in Aristophanes." In Sommerstein et al. edd., Tragedy, Comedy and the Polis (Bari: Levante Editori, 1993) 359-71.

MacDowell, D. M. "Intention and Interpretation," "The Audience and its Expectations," and "Frogs." Chapters 1, 2, and 12 of Aristophanes and Athens. An Introduction to the Plays (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1995). Pages 1-26, 274-300.

Moorton, R. F. "Aristophanes on Alcibiades," GRBS 29 (1988) 345-59.

Moorton, R. F. "Rites of Passage in the Frogs," Classical Journal 84 (1989) 308-24.

Padilla, M. "The Heraclean Dionysus: Theatrical and Social Renewal in Aristophanes' Frogs." Arethusa 25 (1992) 359-84.

Russo, C. F. "The Revision of Aristophanes' Frogs," Greece & Rome 13 (1966) 1-13.

Seaford, R. A. S., "The Mysteries of Dionysus at Pompeii,"in H. W. Stubbs, ed., Pegasus: Classical Essays from the University of Exeter (1981) 52-67. On initiation in general and the Dionysiac and Eleusinian mysteries in particular, with reference to the famous fresco in the Villa of the Mysteries outside Pompeii. Links to images of the fresco and other materials. On-line text.

Sommerstein, A. H. "Aristophanes Frogs 1463-5, Classical Quarterly 24 (1974) 24-27.

Sommerstein, A. H. "Kleophon and the restaging of Frogs." In Sommerstein et al. edd., Tragedy, Comedy and the Polis (Bari: Levante Editori, 1993) 461-76.

Stone, L. M. Costume in Aristophanic Comedy (New York: Arno Press, 1981); selections.

Vaio, J. "On the thematic structure of Aristophanes' Frogs." In W. M. Calder et al. ed., Hypatia: Essays in classics, comparative literature, and philosophy. Presented to Hazel E. Barnes on her seventieth birthday. (Boulder, Colorado: Colorado Associated University Press, 1985), 91-102.


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last revised 28 January 2002