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Aristophanes and the poetics of surprise

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The purpose of this thesis is to examine the variety, the mechanisms, and the poetological intention of the effect of surprise in Aristophanic comedy, addressing the phenomenon not as a self-evident or unselfconscious element of comedy as a genre, but as an elaborate system which characterises the style of the specific dramatist. More precisely, the thesis analyses Aristophanes’ most prominent verbal, thematic, and theatrical modes of surprise from a typological perspective, and interprets...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Classics Faculty
Sub department:
Classical Languages & Lit
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Name:
L. Voudouri Foundation
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Kanellakis, D
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A. S. Onassis Foundation
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Kanellakis, D
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Name:
A. G. Leventis Foundation
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Kanellakis, D
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
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Deposit date:
2019-11-18

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