Aristophanes Birds by Aristophanes

By Aristophanes

Birds is usually well-known as one among Aristophanes' masterpieces, for its innovative plot (it is the resource of the be aware "Cloudcuckooland"), and its captivating and unique lyrics. This abridgment of Nan Dunbar's extensively acclaimed variation of Birds, released in 1995, preserves the entire fabric designed to aid the fewer complex pupil of Greek or the non-specialist to translate, comprehend, and luxuriate in the play. It additionally keeps the notes on staging, however the metrical, textual, and ornithological difficulties are handled extra summarily, and only illustrative parallels are passed over.

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Gilroy 1993: 72) The academic literature on theories of ‘the nation’ is so vast that all this chapter hopes to do is to commit a few strategic thefts from the shelves of that daunting library. Readers seeking useful introductions and contributions to the broader debates will find much of interest in Balakrishnan (1996); Cubitt (1998); Easthope (1999); Gillis (1994); Ignatieff (1993); Manzo (1996); Nairn (1997); Smith (1991) and Stychin (1998). My aim here is to give brief consideration to some key questions in order to underpin what later chapters will have to say about comedies and Englishnesses.

It shows Hall at his eloquent best, magisterially condensing screeds of complex issues into a small handful of pages, yet the grasp and the brevity which are so impressive also leave the article languishing on the plane of abstraction. Its arguments need testing out on some concrete example (as I have often been told by students made grumpy by being obliged to read it), and comedy offers the ideal solution. What Hall does in the piece is to summarise and champion the view that social and cultural identities, in which people invest so deeply and heavily, are far from being fixed and secure entities.

It is a fundamental part of how they comprehend their kinship – which may be an imaginary connection, though none the less powerful for that. (Gilroy 2000: 99) Yet the danger of identity, he says, is that if it is appropriated ‘in manipulative, deliberately oversimple ways’ it can ‘become a platform for the reverie of absolute and eternal division’ (101). In certain ethnic arenas, identity issues become saturated with notions of biological difference, becoming ‘something mysterious and genetic that sanctions especially harsh varieties of deterministic thinking’ (103).

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