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Leptós logos: translation and study of Aristophanes' Clouds

Grant number: 15/13107-3
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): September 01, 2015
Effective date (End): August 31, 2017
Field of knowledge:Linguistics, Literature and Arts - Literature - Classical Literatures
Principal Investigator:Adriane da Silva Duarte
Grantee:Felipe Campos de Azevedo
Host Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


The Project aims at translating the comedy Clouds, by Aristophanes, according to the edition set forth by N. G. Wilson (2007), published by Oxford Classical Texts, with an introductory study. This project continues the scientific initiation research, financed by FAPESP (2012/04564-3). During this previous research, I finished the translation of the prologue, delimited by verses 1 - 274, and the study focused on rhetoric, entitled "The rhetoric comedy of Aristophanes: translation and study of Clouds' Prologue". The proposal of the scientific initiation research should not be much changed, but adapted and supplemented, due to the higher purpose: a master's project. Thus, I will finish the translation of the comedy as a whole, and the study will shall attention to the final part of this comedy. Attention shall be also, and mainly turned to the agon, in which the dispute between the strong speech (kreítton logon) and the weak speech (hetton logon) is personified. The latter speech is sometimes qualified metaphorically as leptós (subtle, ingenious), which will be examined carefully to characterize the rhetorical and poetic atmosphere of the time. This research is significant for understanding not only the Aristophanic poetic, but also the works from other comic authors like Cratinus and Eupolis as well as tragic authors, like Euripides. (AU)

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AZEVEDO, Felipe Campos de. The failure of Clouds and poetic rivalry in greek old comedy. 2017. Master's Dissertation - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH/SBD) São Paulo.

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