Women and Humor in Classical Greece
by Laurie O'Higgins


Overview - Laurie O'Higgins examines the role of women as producers of joking speech, especially within cults of Demeter. She considers the speech from its mythical origins in the Homeric Hymn to Demeter, through the reactive iambic tradition and into old comedy.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Laurie O'Higgins examines the role of women as producers of joking speech, especially within cults of Demeter. She considers the speech from its mythical origins in the Homeric Hymn to Demeter, through the reactive iambic tradition and into old comedy. Sometimes known as aischrologia, this speech had considerable weight and vitality within its cultic context. It also influenced literary traditions, notably iambic and Attic old comedy traditionally regarded as entirely male.


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  • ISBN-13: 9780521822534
  • ISBN-10: 052182253X
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publish Date: July 2015
  • Page Count: 282
  • Dimensions: 9.14 x 6.4 x 0.93 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.31 pounds


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