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Eupolis, Poet of Old Comedy
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Eupolis, Poet of Old Comedy

Ian C. Storey


Eupolis (fl. 429–411 BC) was one of the best-attested of Aristophanes' rivals, and a major figure in the history of Athenian comedy. No complete work by this lost master has survived, but of his fourteen plays we have 500 fragments. These include 120 lines of his best-known comedy, Demoi (The Demes), which were discovered and published in 1911. Even in fragmentary form, Eupolis' plays shed interesting light on the whole range of issues — political, poetic, and dramatic — that make Aristophanes so perennially fascinating. This book provides a new annotated translation of all the remaining fragm ... More

Keywords: Eupolis, old comedy, Aristophanes, Athenian comedy, Demoi, The Demes, ancient world, comedy, poet

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780199259922
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199259922.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ian C. Storey, author
Professor of Ancient History and Classics and Principal of Otonabee College at Trent University, Canada
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