Matthew Farmer publishes Tragedy on the Comic Stage

We are delighted to announce the publication of Prof. Farmer's new book. Tragedy on the Comic Stage (Oxford 2016) is now available for pre-order on Amazon--or download today on Kindle!

"Aristophanes' engagement with tragedy is one of the most striking features of his comedies: Euripides appears repeatedly as a character in these plays, jokes about tragedy and tragic poets abound, and parodies of tragedy frequently underlie whole scenes and even the plots of these plays. Tragedy on the Comic Stage contextualizes this engagement with tragedy within Greek comedy as a genre by examining paratragedy in the fragments of Aristophanes' contemporaries and successors in the fifth and fourth centuries."



Matthew Farmer