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By Richard Janko

In 1839 the "Tractatus Coislinianus", a summarised treatise on comedy, was once released from a tenth-century manuscript. Its discoverer advised that it derived from the misplaced moment ebook of Aristotle's "Poetics", which inaugurated the systematic examine of comedy, however it was once quickly condemned as an ignorant compilation verging on forgery, and hence issues stood till the 1st e-book of "Aristotle on Comedy" in 1984. Richard Janko's version of the textual content is observed via a dealing with translation, interpretive essays, reconstruction and observation. This version incorporates a new preface and extra bibliography.

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No-­ further: ah-no: dammit: Bercheev, Berendeev, Berneev, Berseev; no further, my old chap; here: Budaev, Bugaev . . Bykaenko! " "Hee-hee-hee! " "I've found it! " "Here he is"-the surprised and joyful whisper carries-"Vasily lvanych Bykaenko. . " "Public figure. . " Papochka 19 The whisper becomes louder: "Professor! " And the whisper becomes an exclamation: "Eh. . heh-heh-heh: hee-hee: hee- hee. . " "Now that is something ! " "A liberal, an Austriophile! " "Hee-hee-hee. " . And leaping up, he passes back and forth on the run from excitement behind the thin wall, lights a candle, and quickly runs past the nursery into the dark little room; there to discuss that which had just been learned; there- he locks himself up:- -1 know: already:-in a skipping handwriting, striving to get into the book, our acquaintances begin to drop in ,-all of them, all (Berendeevs, Berenyovs, Burnyovs, Bemilins, Bemiches, Berpovs, Bershes, Berseevs-many hundreds of them !

And you think: "Papochka . . " Yes, the brazen book threatened the drawing room ; as if it were all together an afterthought; oppressed by the collapses of books, Papa came up with the thought to erect a bookshelf: straight into the drawing room. Ai, what happened then! " Papa whispered something of "one' s own" relative to the shelf, methodically slicing his own phrases in the air with a paperknife, which he bore everywhere with him, just like a book, so that his opinion relative to the shelf would lay down before us as obviously as an open book: "Well then .

Papochka 19 The whisper becomes louder: "Professor! " And the whisper becomes an exclamation: "Eh. . heh-heh-heh: hee-hee: hee- hee. . " "Now that is something ! " "A liberal, an Austriophile! " "Hee-hee-hee. " . And leaping up, he passes back and forth on the run from excitement behind the thin wall, lights a candle, and quickly runs past the nursery into the dark little room; there to discuss that which had just been learned; there- he locks himself up:- -1 know: already:-in a skipping handwriting, striving to get into the book, our acquaintances begin to drop in ,-all of them, all (Berendeevs, Berenyovs, Burnyovs, Bemilins, Bemiches, Berpovs, Bershes, Berseevs-many hundreds of them !

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