TWO MORE ANCIENT GREEK COMEDIES SEEN THROUGH MODERN EYES

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Balladeer’s Blog’s previous looks at Seven Ancient Greek Comedies with Themes That Are Still Relevant , Four More Ancient Greek Comedies and Five More Ancient Greek Comedies … went over pretty well, so here are two more.

frank n furterBAPTAE – Written by Eupolis, one of the Big Three of ancient Greek comedians. Aristophanes and Cratinus were the other two. This comedy satirized the latest «hot new cult» to hit Athens – worship of the Dorian and Thracian goddess Cotyto.

Practitioners would immerse, or «baptize» their garments in water containing exotic dyes, hence the term Baptae to describe them.

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