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Comic leadership and power dynamics in Aristophanes

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This thesis investigates the concept of leadership in four comedies of Aristophanes.

In the first chapter (Lysistrata) I focus on the relationship of the female leadership with religious rituals and medical pathology, and I show that the power of women lies in their important biological role and their ability to conceive and (re)produce life in the context of marriage.

In chapter two (Knights) I examine the operation of leadership through the alimentary and ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
St Anne's College
Department:
Humanities Division - Classics Faculty

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Supervisor
Publication date:
2013
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
URN:
uuid:1b3d4779-609e-4638-81f2-2e7f0d410477
Local pid:
ora:9663

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