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dc.contributor.authorMaggiore, Holly Laine
dc.date.accessioned2016-10-26T04:30:28Z
dc.date.available2016-10-26T04:30:28Z
dc.date.issued2016-05
dc.identifier.othermaggiore_holly_l_201605_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/maggiore_holly_l_201605_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/36246
dc.description.abstractIn this thesis, I show how Aristophanes creates new realities in his plays, the Birds, Clouds, and Peace, by presenting a new theogony, a new cosmography, and new customs for the characters in the plays. In all three of these plays, the characters attempt to solve a problem, discover the traditional, Olympian gods are unable to help, and so rely on their own abilities. They discount the Olympian gods, create their own gods (a new theogony), and therefore they change the boundaries between mortals and divine. Their new gods are closer to mortals physically and they now commune directly with one another. Aristophanes reorders the structure of the world (a new cosmography) through the new gods. Finally, new customs are established in these new worlds which overturn the old customs, though not always for the better.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectTheogony
dc.subjectNew Gods
dc.subjectRhetoric
dc.subjectCosmography
dc.subjectBoundaries
dc.subjectCustoms
dc.subjectAristophanes
dc.subjectBirds
dc.subjectClouds
dc.subjectPeace
dc.subjectOld Comedy
dc.titleThe creation of new realities
dc.title.alternativetheogonies, cosmographies, and a redefinition of customs in Aristophanes' Birds, Clouds, and Peace
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMA
dc.description.departmentClassics
dc.description.majorClassical Languages
dc.description.advisorCharles Platter
dc.description.committeeCharles Platter
dc.description.committeeBenjamin Wolkow
dc.description.committeeChristine Albright


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