Aristophanes' Comedy of Names: A Study of Speaking Names in by Nikoletta Kanavou
By Nikoletta Kanavou
Aristophanes, the distinguished Greek comedian poet, is legendary for his performs on modern issues, during which he routines fierce political satire. historic political comedy made considerable use of comically major right names - a lot as is the case in glossy satire. comedian names utilized by Aristophanes for his satirical goals (public figures, daily Athenians) give you the major topic of this e-book, which addresses questions resembling why specific names are selected (or invented), and the way they relate to the plays?? characters and topics.
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M, heyqgtijºr and did not translate to heyqºr ; see Koller (1958: 273). 3 Miscellaneous jokes 35 name might have become suggestive of unworthy characters is discouraged by the great honour associated with the function of theoroi. Perhaps the jokes were directed against a real individual of that name,145 with the additional advantage that the name Theoros apparently lends itself to puns (cf. V. 45, 418). ). An annoyed chorus threatens to chase him Bakk^made (234). The invented place-name is reminiscent of the real deme-name Pallene, but the replacement of the initial letter enables a pun on b\kky ‘to throw’, which expresses the chorus’ aggression towards the hero.
105 1936: 236 – 8. Bailey went further to support that the poet himself played Dikaiopolis’ role (cf. Ghiron-Bistagne 1976: 148 and Sutton 1988: 107). 28 1 Acharnians vague knowledge we have about the poet’s connection with this particular island (cf. 108 The explanation of Lamachos’ name is less complicated. pakkace¸r. This context clearly suggests a ‘speaking’ name, from l²wg ‘battle’, and the intensifying prefix ka- ‘much of’ (cf. kajatap¼cym 664): ‘very bellicose’. The poet could have chosen among many names with war connotations, and it is no coincidence that he chose this particular one, as Lamachos was the name of a real Athenian general of the Peloponnesian war (cf.
The Theoros of Acharnians is reminiscent of a real ambassador sent to Thrace in 431, Nymphodoros (Th. 29). 146 The proper name is accentuated V\kgr by Wilson and Olson. Vak/r was preferred by Hall-Geldart, Coulon and Sommerstein. The place of the accent has not been determined on either common noun or name, cf. v. vakk|r. Other attestations of the noun include v\key (Hippon. fr. 21 W), vak^tym (Lys. 771 and Com. Adesp. fr. 154), v\kgter (S. TGrF fr. 151 Radt), v\kgti (Theoc. Ep. 3). 147 Luc. JTr.