Laughter for the Gods: Ritual in Old Comedy

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    Table of contents : Introduction ; Chapter 1 – Ritual within ritual ; Chapter 2 – How to do rituals with words : Comic hymns as Greek khoreia ; Hymns in the parabasis ; Double identity of khoros in parabatic odes ; Meta-chorality ; Prayers and the language of sacrifice ; Peace ; Wasps ; Birds ; Women at the Thesmophoria ; Prayers as ritual communication ; Shouts ; Terminology: The case of the ‘Pythian shout’ ; Shouts as ritual communication ; Oracles as ritual speech ; Transmission and authenticity ; Exegesis as ritual speech ; Some concluding observations ; Chapter 3 – Sacred space on stage : Sanctuaries around the theatre of Dionysos and comic ritual space ; Altars in the orchestra ; Ritualisation of space: Wasps and Frogs ; Sacrificial altars: Birds and Peace ; ‘Paratragic’ altars ; Imaginary sanctuaries ; Women at the Thesmophoria ; Lysistrata ; Dynamics of ritual space ; Chapter 4 – Comedy and the Athenian calendar : Festivals on stage ; Acharnians: the Dionysia ; Frogs: the Eleusinian Mysteries ; Women at the Thesmophoria ; Lysistrata: the Adonia? ; Ritual time embodied ; Ritual cycles: Calendar ; Clouds ; Seasons ; Concluding observations ; Chapter 5 – Performing comic sacrifice : Staging the sacrificial procedure ; Pre-kill phase in Acharnians and Birds ; Peace: Post-kill phase ? ; Comic interpretation of sacrifice ; Sacrifice as private initiative ; Reciprocity revisited ; Zeus and other gods ruined in extant plays ; Tragic sacrifice in comedy ; Final observations ; Epilogue ; Old Comedy as a source for Greek religion ; How to perform a ritual in comedy ; Bibliography ; Index.

    Table of contents : Introduction ; Chapter 1 – Ritual within ritual ; Chapter 2 – How to do rituals with words : Comic hymns as Greek khoreia ; Hymns in the parabasis ; Double identity of khoros in parabatic odes ; Meta-chorality ; Prayers and the language of sacrifice ; Peace ; Wasps ; Birds ; Women at the Thesmophoria ; Prayers as ritual communication ; Shouts ; Terminology: The case of the ‘Pythian shout’ ; Shouts as ritual communication ; Oracles as ritual speech ; Transmission and authenticity ; Exegesis as ritual speech ; Some concluding observations ; Chapter 3 – Sacred space on stage : Sanctuaries around the theatre of Dionysos and comic ritual space ; Altars in the orchestra ; Ritualisation of space: Wasps and Frogs ; Sacrificial altars: Birds and Peace ; ‘Paratragic’ altars ; Imaginary sanctuaries ; Women at the Thesmophoria ; Lysistrata ; Dynamics of ritual space ; Chapter 4 – Comedy and the Athenian calendar : Festivals on stage ; Acharnians: the Dionysia ; Frogs: the Eleusinian Mysteries ; Women at the Thesmophoria ; Lysistrata: the Adonia? ; Ritual time embodied ; Ritual cycles: Calendar ; Clouds ; Seasons ; Concluding observations ; Chapter 5 – Performing comic sacrifice : Staging the sacrificial procedure ; Pre-kill phase in Acharnians and Birds ; Peace: Post-kill phase ? ; Comic interpretation of sacrifice ; Sacrifice as private initiative ; Reciprocity revisited ; Zeus and other gods ruined in extant plays ; Tragic sacrifice in comedy ; Final observations ; Epilogue ; Old Comedy as a source for Greek religion ; How to perform a ritual in comedy ; Bibliography ; Index.

    Nombre de pages
    240
    Illustrations 0
    Collection Kernos. Suppléments
    ISBN 13 978-2-87562-236-5
    Type Nom