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Comedy  

David Konstan

Print publication date:
Aug 2009
Online publication date:
Sep 2012
Aristotle remarks in The Parts of Animals that ‘man is the only animal that laughs’, and comedy, the object of which is to produce laughter, is a particularly human phenomenon. As such, it ... More

Dionysiac Festivals in Athens and the Financing of Comic Performances  

Andronike Makres

Print publication date:
Jan 2014
Online publication date:
Dec 2013
This chapter discusses the institution of choregia for comedy in Classical Athens performed at the City Dionysia, the Lenaea, and the Dionysia held in the Attic demes. The choregia was ... More

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