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  1. Knights 230–3 And Cleon's Eyebrows.D. Welsh - 1979 - Classical Quarterly 29 (01):214-.
    With these words the ‘first slave’’ of the Knights , encourages the Sausage-seller to take up the cudgels against the Paphlagonian, confident that the actor playing this role will not be masked. The exception proves the rule and it is generally concluded from these lines that portrait masks were customary in Aristophanic comedy.
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  • Names and Naming in Aristophanic Comedy.S. Douglas Olson - 1992 - Classical Quarterly 42 (02):304-.
    One of the ironies of literary history is that the survival of Aristophanic comedy and indeed of all Greek drama is due to the more or less faithful transmission of a written text. Reading a play and watching one, after all, are very different sorts of activities. Unlike a book, in which the reader can leaf backward for reminders of what has already happened or forward for information about what is to come, a play onstage can be experienced in one (...)
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  • Cleon caricatured on a Corinthian cup.E. L. Brown - 1974 - Journal of Hellenic Studies 94:166-170.