Anonymous Male Parts in Aristophanes' Ecclesiazusae and the Identity of the Δεσπóτης1

Classical Quarterly 41 (1):36-40 (1991)
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Abstract

The staging of Aristophanes' Ecclesiazusae is complicated considerably by the large number of individual male citizen parts in the play. These include Praxagora's husband Blepyrus, Blepyrus' anonymous Neighbour and his friend Chremes, the First Citizen and the Second Citizen, the Young Man ‘Epigenes’, and the δεσπτης who leads out the Chorus. These are not necesarily all independent characters, but the great difficulty with the play is in deciding precisely who is to be identified with whom. R. G. Ussher, the most recent Oxford editor of the text, distinguishes four separate characters, and divides the parts in the following way

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Aristophanes, Ecclesiazusae.Fred Schreiber & R. G. Ussher - 1975 - American Journal of Philology 96 (3):308.

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