Ancient Greek comedy

Greek comedy is the name given to a wide genre of theatrical plays written, and performed, in Ancient Greece. Along with tragedy, it makes up the greater portion of ancient Greek theatre, and its descendent traditions.


The evolution of comedy is much simpler than that of its sister art, tragedy, though as to its origin and earlier development there is little exact information. All that : The Acharnians, the Clouds, Lysistrata , Alan H. Sommerstein (Penguin Classics) ISBN: 0140448144

  • Aristophanes, : Lysistrata, Wealth, Assembly Women (Penguin Classics) , David Barrett , Alan Sommerstein (Translators) Penguin Classics ISBN: 0140449515
  • Francis MacDonald Cornford, The Origin of Attic Comedy, 1934.
  • Xavier Riu, Dionysism and Comedy, 1999. [1]
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