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date: 16 October 2019

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This chapter offers an overview of Aristophanes based on current research. Specific features of Aristophanes’s language, his metrics, and the structures of his comedies are analyzed; these contribute to a more general understanding of his use of comic techniques, their implicit poetics, and the political function of his plays.

Keywords: parody, personal jokes, structure, meter, neologism, irony, chorus, hero (comic), function (political), aprosdoketon, poetics (implicit)

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