This quantity brings jointly archeologists, artwork historians, philologists, literary students, political scientists and historians to articulate the ways that western Greek theater used to be detailed from that of the Greek mainland and, while, to enquire how the 2 traditions interacted. The papers intersect and construct on one another of their pursuit of a couple of shared questions and issues: where of theater within the cultural lifetime of Sicilian and South Italian 'colonial cities;' theater as a style of cultural self-identification; shared mythological topics in functionality texts and theatrical vase-painting; and the mirrored image and research of Sicilian and South Italian theater within the paintings of Athenian philosophers and playwrights. jointly, the essays discover vital difficulties within the research of western Greek theater. through collecting a variety of views and techniques, this quantity bargains the 1st wide-ranging exam of this hitherto overlooked background.

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For I would/should I no longer go back quick, to be thrashed like this can be undesirable. i'm going to move right here and take a seat and say that this stuff are effortless even if you happen to are extra capable than i'm. ’ (B. ) ‘It turns out to me that you've got prayed a great deal in personality and as is standard of you, come to think about it! ’ (Od. ) ‘Would that I had long gone the place they instructed me to head . . . [not] most popular the undesirable to the great . . . run the chance and got divine glory . . . going into the town and, getting to know every thing sincerely, pronounced the issues there again to the elegant Achaeans and the valuable son of Atreus and, being unhurt myself . . . ’ In view of the nation of the textual content and the problems of interpretation concerned, the interpretation simply given is barely initial. so one can comprehend the composition, we needs to familiarise ourselves one after the other with its components. In line 1, point out is made up of a pl†nov, a ‘roaming’. even supposing the Oxyrhynchus statement preserves in basic terms the 1st letters of the note itself, the complement in all fairness definite because the lemma is as a consequence glossed via the commentator with the synonym pl†nh and with fluar©a ‘nonsense’ (Epich. fr. ninety eight. 28); so pl†nov should have been used metaphorically. In line 2, anyone talks approximately an stumble upon (suntucÛn), however it is just from line three onwards that issues develop into clearer. The speaker says, utilizing the optative, ‘I may perhaps conveniently do that or the other factor (£ Âti)’, yet then he interrupts himself including ‘but I see: the Achaeans are shut in order that i'm such a lot unlucky (ponhr»tatov)’. In among there's an exclamation t©, ÝizÅrì, ˆni iv ‘why are you hurting me, you idiot!? ’, a parenthetical comment in accordance with the Oxyrhynchus commentator (Epich. fr. ninety eight. 32: di‡ m”sou22 ). additionally, the observation notes that line five is a short rejoinder by way of a moment speaker B whose ironic ‘Yes, certainly you're ponhr»v! ’ echoes the be aware ponhr»tatov utilized by A yet this time employs it in its pejorative experience ‘you are rather a villain! ’. Then speaker A resumes back and talks approximately ‘returning speedy’ (›mpal©n cì ‰nÅsaimi) and approximately ‘being thrashed’ (ˆloi sqai). At this element we've reached the Vienna piece. because of the final line of a marginal scholion preserved at the Vienna papyrus we will comprehend traces 7–8. The phrases –nqÜn te±de qwkhsä ‘I will pass right here and sit’ are paraphrased through the scholiast with p»rrw kaqedoÓmai ‘I will sit a bit apart’, and what follows is defined with prospoižsomai 22 ´ If di‡ m”sou mentioned a in this technical feel of di‡ m”sou cf. [Hdn. ] fig. 31 (p. a hundred and twenty Hajdu). short comment by way of speaker B instead of a true parenthesis (thus Lobel (1959) forty-one, Gentili (1961) 335), the that means of this comment will be totally vague. Downloaded from Cambridge Books on-line by means of IP 128. 122. 149. 154 on Fri Nov 15 19:10:38 rainy 2013. http://dx. doi. org/10. 1017/CBO9781139032377. 005 Cambridge Books on-line © Cambridge college Press, 2013 Challenging authority: Epicharmus, epic, rhetoric p†nta diapepr cqai ‘I will pretend23 to have performed every thing.

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