Ancient Comedy

Ancient Comedy

Lectures: 30

Seminars: 0

Tutorials: 0

ECTS credit: 3

Lecturer(s): doc. dr. Senegačnik Branko


- notions of »laughter«, »the comic« and »comedy«;
- folk customs and religious origins of Greek comedy, its social and religious functions;
- function and meaning of Greek and Roman drama, especially comedy, in social and political life;
- minor genres of Greek comic theater: mime, satyr play, phlýax, Sicilian (Doric) comedy;
- Attic comedy: periods, main authors, surviving plays;
- Old Comedy, Aristophanes;
- Middle Comedy;
- New (Hellenistic) Comedy
- the relationship between Greek and Roman comedy;
- Plautus;
- Terence
- Roman comedy and its authors;
- comic performances: the performing space, performers; distribution of roles, performing technique;
- theaters;
- echoes of ancient comedy in modern drama;
- translating ancient comedy.