The City as Comedy: Society and Representation in Athenian Drama

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Elizabeth Bobrick is a writer and classical scholar who teaches at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut. Her fiction and articles have appeared in magazines, newspapers, and scholarly journals, and she is the author of a commentary on Theophrastus' Characters.

Gregory Crane, Associate Professor of Classics at Tufts University, teaches courses on Greek literature and on the impact of electronic technologies on literary texts. He has published widely on Greek literature and computing in the humanities. His newest book, The Ancient Simplicity: Thucydides and Political Realism, is being published by the University of California Press.

Gregory W. Dobrov is Assistant Professor of Greek and Latin at the University of Michigan where he teaches in classical studies and comparative literature. His publications include Figures of Play: Greek Drama and Metafictional Poetics ( 1998), Beyond Aristophanes ( 1995), and articles on linguistics, drama, and Byzantine literature. He is currently at work on A Companion to the Study of Greek Comedy (forthcoming) and a book on Greek literature of the Imperial period.

Malcolm Heath, Reader in Greek at the University of Leeds, has teaching and research interests in Greek drama, and in ancient literary criticism and rhetorical theory. His publications include The Poetics of Greek Tragedy ( 1987), Political Comedy in Aristophanes ( 1987), Unity in Greek Poetics ( 1989), and numerous articles. Current projects include an investigation of Menander Rhetor's commentary on Demonsthenes, and studies of aspects of ancient Homeric scholarship.

Jeffrey Henderson, Professor and Chairman of Classical Studies at Boston University, is the author of many works on Greek comedy and its historical context, including The Maculate Muse: Obscene Language in Attic Comedy, and an edition with commentary of Aristophanes' Lysistrata. He is currently at work on an edition with commentary of Aristophanes' Knights, and a new Loeb edition of Aristophanes.

Timothy P. Hofmeister is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Classical Studies at Denison University in Granville, Ohio, where he teaches courses primarily in Greek and Latin languages and literature. In 1995-96 he was Blegen Research Fellow in Classics at Vassar College. He has published articles on Homer, and also on the poetry of Derek Walcott. Current projects include a study of Homeric genealogy, and a book, Walcott's Classics, dealing with Walcott's relation to the classical tradition.

Thomas K. Hubbard is Associate Professor of Classics in the University of Texas at Austin. He has published numerous articles on Greek and Latin literature. His books include The Pindaric Mind ( 1985), The Mask of Comedy: Aristophanes and the intertextual Parabasis ( 1991), and The Pipes of Pan: Intertextuality and Literary Filiation in the Pastoral Traditionfrom Theocritus to Milton ( 1998).

David Konstan is the John Rowe Workman Professor of Classics and Comparative Literature at Brown University. He has published books on Greek and Roman comedy, Epicurean philosophy, Catullus, the ancient novel, and, most recently, on friendship in the classical world. He is currently working on a book on revenge in Greek antiquity.

Heiz-Guenther Nesselrath, Full Professor of Classical Studies at the University of Bern, Switzer­f land, teaches Greek and Roman literature. His major publications, which include the books Lukains Parasitendialog ( 1985), Die attische Mittlere Komödie ( 1990), and Ungeschehenes Geschehen ( 1992), deal with Greek literature of Imperial times, Greek comedy, Greek and Roman epic, and


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