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  Eupolis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
He was reputed to equal Aristophanes in the elegance and purity of his diction, and Cratinus in his command of irony and sarcasm.
Although be was at first on good terms with Aristophanes, their relations subsequently became strained, and they accused each other, in most virulent terms, of imitation and plagiarism.
The Demoi and Poleis were political, dealing with the desperate condition of the state and with the allied (or tributary) cities.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Eupolis   (306 words)

  
 Eupolis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Eupolis was almost exactly the same age as Aristophanes.
Eupolis described the partygoers as a bevy of hangers-on jostling each other to get at the rich buffet.
Eupolis decided to have the best and worthiest leaders return from the dead (headed by Myronides), and show the right way to go about things.
idcs0100.lib.iup.edu /AncGreece/eupolis.htm   (339 words)

  
 Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, page 101 (v. 2)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
EUPOLIS (EvTToAis), son of Sosipolis, an Athenian comic poet of the old comedy, and one of the three who are distinguished by Horace, in his well-known line,
Eupolis is said to have exhibited his first drama in the fourth year of the 87th Olympiad, b.
The common story was, that Alcibiades, when sailing to Sicily, threw Eupolis into the sea, in revenge for an attack which he had made upon him in his Bdirrat.
www.ancientlibrary.com /smith-bio/1209.html   (865 words)

  
 Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2005.02.44
Eupolis had several female (or effeminate: see Astrateutoi and Baptai) choruses, while individual female roles are much rarer; "there is certainly no female protagonist in Eupolis" (320).
The next section ('Poets and Parody in Eupolis', 327-333) starts with the rather sweeping claim "Dramatic allusion and extended parody are one area where Eupolis seems not to have ventured as far as Aristophanes...
Likewise in 'Eupolis and Politics' (338-348) he cautions against viewing too much of Eupolis' production as seriously (and sustainedly) political; he points to the fact that many important representatives of contemporary Athenian politics were "caricatured by Eupolis...
ccat.sas.upenn.edu /bmcr/2005/2005-02-44.html   (3864 words)

  
 Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2001.05.17
Luppe and I. Storey, "POxy 4301: a new fragment of Eupolis?"; 12.
Nesselrath presents a compelling case for the overarching importance of Eupolis, not only relative to other comic poets or to comedy generally but to a significant faction of ancient scholarship and its conception of the development and divisions of comedy.
To these scholars, identified by Nesselrath as "Peripatetic" as opposed to Alexandrian, Eupolis was the defining poet of Old Comedy, and his death signaled the end of this comedic form.
ccat.sas.upenn.edu /bmcr/2001/2001-05-17.html   (2253 words)

  
 A Manual of Greek Literature, page 211   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
eupolis (EuTroAis)1 was born about B.C. 446, and is said to have ex­hibited his first drama in his seventeenth year, B.C. 429, two years be­fore Aristophanes, who was nearly of the same age with him.2 The date of his death is uncertain.
The common story was, that Alcibiades, when sailing to Sicily, B.C. 415, threw Eupolis into the sea, in revenge for an attack which he had made upon him in his BaTrraj.
Crati­nus attacked Aristophanes for borrowing from Eupolis, and Eupolis, in his Bdirrai, made the same charge, especially with reference to the Knights.
www.ancientlibrary.com /greek-lit/0224.html   (186 words)

  
 Athenian Political Art from the Fifth and Fourth Centuries BCE: Images of Political Personifications
Here she advances, along with the generically named Satyra (female satyr), in what seems to be a civic festival procession (Philia holds a barbiton, while Satyra holds libation vessels), led by a torch-bearing satyr boy named Eupolis.
Eupolis’ name is best translated adjectivally, “abounding in cities,” and at least conjures the mood of civic pride.
As neither of her companions are true personifications, this Philia may have been given this euphemistic name merely to emphasize the civic nature of processions, and probably was not intended as a personification of civic friendship.
www.stoa.org /projects/demos/article_personifications?section=Philia&greekEncoding=UnicodeC   (793 words)

  
 Amazon.ca: The Walled Orchard: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
As they embark on the invasion of Sicily, the Peloponnesian War turns into a "fever-stricken slaughterhouse"; upon returning to his native Athens, Eupolis is falsely accused of treason and blasphemy.
Eupolis, sane and cynical, consults with Socrates; bickers with his wife, Phaedra; and plans his own legal defense while a vulnerable, corrupt democracy ineluctably slides toward oligarchy.
Joining the ill-fated expedition to Sicily, Eupolis is one of the few combatants to escape from the walled orchard where the troops have taken refuge.
www.amazon.ca /exec/obidos/ASIN/0312059906   (318 words)

  
 Bacon& The Stage
The discussion itself is carried on by five participants and is introduced thus: "There met at Paris, in the house of Eupolis, Eusebius, Zebedaeus, Gamaliel, Martius, all persons of eminent quality, but of several dispositions.
Eupolis himself was also present; and while they were set in conference, Pollio came in to them from court; and as soon as he saw them, after his witty and pleasant manner he said:
As for Eupolis, because he is temperate, and without passion, he may be the fifth essence.
www.sirbacon.org /links/bacon&_the_stage.htm   (2175 words)

  
 BMCR-L: BMCR 2005.02.44, Ian C. Storey, Eupolis. Poet of Old Comedy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
well sets out that "knowledge of Eupolis is found principally in the scholarly tradition" (34); while about six of his plays had gained a somewhat wider knowledge (they are listed on p.
Regarding Autolykos (81-94), St.'s most controversial assumption is that "this comedy turned on the relationship between these comic poets [Eupolis and Aristophanes]" (83).[[6]] For this he combines two tales about Eupolis from the rhetorician Apsines (Autol.
such a man' some people say that the parabasis is by Eupolis...", but this may be a serious misunderstanding of the scholiast's Greek; in my view, e)k means "from" here, and the scholiast says: "some people say that from the verse 'so whoever...
omega.cohums.ohio-state.edu /mailing_lists/BMCR-L/2005/0073.php   (3673 words)

  
 EMORY CLASSICS: Publications| Niall W. Slater
The comic poet Sannyrion and the tragedian Meletos seem to appear together in Aristophanes Gerytades (fr.149K., 150K.); one wonders if Aristophanes is deliberately yoking two well-known enemies, since Sannyrion fr.2K calls Meletos 'the corpse from the Lenaion', which, whether personal or professional comment, can hardly have been complimentary.
There are some comments of more critical substance, such as the well-known passage in Cratinus (fr.307K.) suggesting that Aristophanes imitates Euripides, and Eupolis fr.54K., which ridicules Aristophanes' use of the colossal statue of the goddess in his Peace.
One difference is immediately apparent as we move into the world of Middle and New Comedy: there is no identifiable reference in any of the fragments to any comic play or playwright, past or contemporary.
www.classics.emory.edu /indivFacPages/slater/slater03.html   (1790 words)

  
 Scholia Reviews ns 13   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
29-42), are dedicated to the portrayal in the plays mentioned and in Eupolis of disreputable characters who have similar characteristics as hungry opportunists, namely good entertainment skills and tolerance of abuse or ridicule.
These plays, she argues, show different ways in which flattery could be used by playwrights in the 420's, ranging from demonstrating the art of flattering in Knights to putting flatterers on stage in Kolakes (perhaps the first instance of a kolax on stage).
The chorus of flatterers, in an extant fragment, claims that nothing and no one would prevent them from getting their dinner, a similar notion to those found in Plautine parasite monologues.
www.classics.und.ac.za /reviews/0427tyl.htm   (1422 words)

  
 Aristophanes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
He was credited by the Alexandrian scholars with forty plays, and of these eleven have come down to us.
He repeatedly came face to face with his contemporary Eupolis, who beat him to the first prize with the play Flatterers, Aristophanes having to be content with second prize for his play Peace.
Lost forever are the works of Chionides, Magnes, Ecphantides, Cratinus, Crates, and Eupolis.
idcs0100.lib.iup.edu /AncGreece/aristophanes.htm   (3319 words)

  
 Giulia Torello (Nottingham)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Eupolis’ Poleis, whose limited knowledge relies on only forty-one fragments, have attracted the interest of the critics mainly for featuring an individualised chorus.
During the parodos the chorus of Cities entered the scene parading lavish costumes, which probably illustrated the peculiar characteristics of each city, and composed an imaginary cartography of Greece on stage.
Despite the meagre remains of the Poleis it will clearly emerge that the chorus played a central role in the development of the action.
www.rdg.ac.uk /classics/CA/abstracts/torello.htm   (123 words)

  
 EUPOLIS - LoveToKnow Article on EUPOLIS
With a lively and fertile fancy Eupolis combined a sound practical judgment; he was reputed to equal Aristophanes in the elegance and purity of his diction, and Cratinus in his command of irony and sarcasm.
Of these the best known were: the Kolakes, in which he pilloried the spendthrift Callias, who wasted his substance on sophists and parasites; Maricas, an attack on Hyperbolus, the successor of Cleon, under a fictitious name; the Baptae, against Alcibiades and his clubs, at which profligate foreign rites were practised.
To properly cite this EUPOLIS article in your work, copy the complete reference below:
www.1911encyclopedia.org /E/EU/EUPOLIS.htm   (261 words)

  
 Bryn Mawr Classical Review 96.9.25   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
His other studies have dealt with Aristophanes and Eupolis, but his concern here is for "a less-spoken battle, that between Aristophanes and Cratinus".
Hubbard has shown that there is a good deal going on intertextually among the plays of Aristophanes, and it is a short step to include plays of other comedians.
5-8 refers to a scene from comedy and ready to entertain the possibility that the play was by Eupolis (rather than by Aristophanes), but not S.'s conclusion that the audience will at that point realize that everything that follows is to be taken as if this were a play by Eupolis.
omega.cohums.ohio-state.edu /mailing_lists/BMCR-L/Mirror/1996/96.09.25.html   (3632 words)

  
 Athens News Agency: News in English (PM), 98-02-11
Archaeological excavations in the grounds of the parliament building have revealed an inscripted Herma column complete with a bust of Eupolis, the Athenian comic poet whose satirical plays were greatly admired by the ancients.
A similar pillar with a bust of the prominent stoic philosopher Chrysipposwas was found in the same vicinity in April last year.
The Eupolis find is considered to be of particular importance, since it provides the first image of the poet, a contemporary of Aristophanes, with whom he seems to have collaborated but also attacked.
www.hri.org /cgi-bin/brief?/news/greek/apeen/1998/98-02-11_1.apeen.html   (1259 words)

  
 Detail Page
Titles of 19 plays by Eupolis are known.
), Eupolis won first prize in annual Athenian drama-competitions at least four times—three times at the midwinter festival known as the Lenaea and once at the City Dionysia, a grand event held in early spring.
In the tradition of comedy under the Athenian Democracy, Eupolis' plays seem to have been political, obscene, and insulting to various public figures.
www.fofweb.com /Onfiles/Ancient/AncientDetail.asp?iPin=GRE0210   (148 words)

  
 Aristophanes
He is known to have been about the same age as Eupolis, and is said to have been "almost a boy" when his first comedy (The Banqueters) was brought out in 427 BC.
The Old Comedy may be said to have lasted about eighty years (470-390 BC), and to have flourished about fifty-six (460-404 BC).
Of the forty poets who are named as having illustrated it the chief were Cratinus, Eupolis and Aristophanes.
www.nndb.com /people/843/000087582   (2550 words)

  
 Eupolis, Poet of Old Comedy -- Ian C. Storey
Eupolis (f429-411 BC) was one of the best-attested and most important of Aristophanes' rivals.
No complete play has survived, but more than 120 lines of his best-known comedy, Demoi (The Demes), are extant.
This book provides a new translation of all the remaining fragments and an essay on each lost play, as well as discussions of Eupolis' career and the sort of comedy that this poet created.
www.frontlist.com /detail/0199259925   (85 words)

  
 Walled Orchard, The - Tom Holt - Review - A Hysterical Historical?
Eupolis, Athenian comic playwright and rival of Aristophanes, continues relating the story he began in Goatsong.
So, With a hero thats cynical,weary and believing only in Comedy and a heroine (or two) that`s at the height of her schizophrenic glory, I really did wonder what Tom Holt could pull out of the bag, I took a deep breath and read on..
It is Eupolis (the cynical, weary one I mentioned earlier) that guides us through this book, taking us on a personal journey through his life and times, on this journ e
www.dooyoo.co.uk /printed-books/walled-orchard-the-tom-holt/427509   (341 words)

  
 The Walled Orchard (Tom Holt)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The main character, Eupolis, narrates his life and times to you without pretensions.
He rambles at some points, jokes at others, but at all times has you enthralled at his description of Athenian life.
His life has not been a happy one, but as one of the great comic playwrights, he has the ability to the humout in the deepest tragedies a person could endure.
www.truefresco.org /bookshop/viewproduct.php?country=uk&asin=0349114528   (743 words)

  
 EUPOLIS (c. 446-411 t.c.) - Online Information article about EUPOLIS (c. 446-411 t.c.)
Search over 40,000 articles from the original, classic Encyclopedia Britannica, 11th Edition.
Of the 17 plays attributed to Eupolis, with which he obtained the first See also:
Of these the best known were: the Kolakes, in which he pilloried the spendthrift See also:
encyclopedia.jrank.org /EUD_FAT/EUPOLIS_c_446_411_tc_.html   (414 words)

  
 Rivals
The work of the 'other' comic poets of classical Athens, those who competed with, and in some cases defeated, their (eventually) better-known fellow comedian, Aristophanes, has almost eluded the historical record.
The poetry of Cratinus, Phrynichos, Eupolis and the rest has survived only in tantalising, often tiny, fragments and citations.
Eupolis and the periodization of Athenian comedy 233
www.classicalpressofwales.co.uk /Rivals.html   (419 words)

  
 CV 2003
4301: a new fragment of Eupolis?”, in D. Harvey and J.
-- “The Dates of Aristophanes' Clouds II and Eupolis' Baptai: a reply to E.C. Kopff, The Date of Aristophanes' Nubes II”, AJPh 114 (1993) 71-84.
-- “The Politics of ‘Angry Eupolis’ “ AHB 8 (1994) 107-20.
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 Eupolis: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
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 Goatsong - Tom Holt - Review - Tom Holt once herded Goats you heard it here first!
The story is narrated by Eupolis of Pallene, comic playwright in Athens at the time of Aristophenes, Pericles, Euripedes etc. He is a waspish old man, full of snide remarks about the great men of the time, the Athenians in general, democracy, Thucidides, and anything else that comes to mind.
Behind the jokes, there's a strong message here, that deals with the absurdity of the Peloponnesian War while giving a powerful insight into the human condition, For me this book is yet another that reafirms that Tom Holt is a genius of a writer.
Also, something I thought of as I was writing this review is It's difficult to read this and "The Walled Orchard" and not have a sneaking suspicion that there really was a Eupolis of Pallene, and that Holt is indeed his reincarnation.
www.dooyoo.co.uk /printed-books/goatsong-tom-holt/428547   (543 words)

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