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Menander and the expectations of his audience

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How can a dramatist writing in a highly conventional genre 'imitate life'? I develop various aspects of the hypothesis that the stereotypes of New Comedy were put to a varied dramatic use through being questioned, reacted against, or commented upon - always in ways that eventually upheld them in such an intricate and polyphonous process that spectators' demand for novelty was fully satisfied. The thesis contains four larger sections; each is in a different way a commentary on the extant pl...

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University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Keble College
Department:
Humanities Division

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Publication date:
2004
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
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602336412
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