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Nonsense and Meaning in Ancient Greek Comedy

by Stephen E. Kidd
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Book
Published
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2014.
Language
English
ISBN
9781107050150, 1107050154
Related Resources
Table of contents only Publisher description Contributor biographical information
Contents
  • Introduction
  • Greek notions of nonsense
  • Nonsense as "no-reference": riddles, allegories, metaphors
  • Nonsense as "no-serious-sense": the case of Cinesias
  • Nonsense as "no-sense": jokes, puns, and language play
  • Playing it straight: the "nonsense!" accusations of Greek comedy
  • Conclusions.
Description
vi, 208 pages ; 24 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
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