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EUPOL (Eupolis)

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EUPOL; Eupolis, OK. 445-OK. 410 years. BC. e. son Sosipola, Athenian, Greek ++T+-L. Likely died during the Peloponnesian War. However Kratin and Aristophanes's top three outstanding representatives drevneatticheskoy comedy, comparable with triple tragedians (Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides). According to different versions, he placed 14 or 17 comedies, winning 7 times.

First was a friend of Aristophanes, with whom he collaborated (with 424,?), Later his enemy and rival. Political bias, attacked in his comedies is to dissolve aristocratic golden youth (for example, in the person of Alcibiades) and the corrupt leaders of democracy. Our information about the work of E. rather scarce, only a few comedies, we know a bit more. In the play Marikas (Marikas) E. Hyperbole ridiculed demagogue, in goats (Aiges) - Sophists musicians; Flatterers (Kolakes) constitute an attack on the rich Callias, containing a crowd of flatterers, parasites (in the case of E. also attacked Protagoras brother Callias and Alcibiades), in admirers (Baptai), he sharply attacked Alcibiades, an admirer of the goddess depicted Kottito; in the comedy City (Poleis) E. raises the problem of Athenian naval supremacy, strongly advocating the union of city-states, who were considered subjects of Athens.

Best of all, thanks to extensive fragments of papyrus, we know the comedy Dyoma (Demoi), set in 412 g. Its action begins in Hades, where the Athenians sent an embassy to a difficult situation on the ground to call someone from the dead politicians. In the world go Mironid, Miltiades, Aristides, Pericles, Solon and. The venue of the second part is the Athenian Agora. The coming of the kingdom of the dead appear here in episodic scenes, teaching, cursing, or punishing the representatives of the Athenian authorities, modern E. in this part of the chorus represented the demos, that is, Attica district (hence the name of comedy). In Hades appeared likely, another chorus, the folding of the old demos, which took part in the Battle of Marathon. Comedy IE, according to ancient, distinguished charm and imagination.


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