Scafuro, Adele C.
Title THE FORENSIC STAGE Settling Disputes in Graeco-Roman New Comedy
Book Condition Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket
Publisher Cambridge University Press 1997
0521443830 / 9780521443838
Seller ID 7846
Dustjacket has minor shelfwear and rubbing. Light ding along bottom back edge. Scholars' bookplate to inner cover. Includes scholar's handwritten pencil review notes tipped in. ; 534 pages; This book explores the ways in which legal disputes were settled out of court in fourth-century BC Athens and in second-century BC Rome. After examining pretrial scenarios in the Attic orators and comparable ones in Roman legal sources, the author turns to the plays of Greek New Comedy and their later Roman adaptations. There she identifies similar scenarios, especially in disputes concerning sexual violations, the marriages of heiresses, and divorces, and shows that recognition of legal scenarios aids interpretation of New Comedy texts.
New Comedy Latin Literature Greek Literature Classical Greek & Roman Legal And Law