'Russo's book is both scholarly and lively, philological and theatrical. It is justly established as a milestone in Aristophanic studies.' - Oliver Taplin
'A lively and thoughtful book; no comparable study of Aristophanes' dramatic technique is available in English.' - Kenneth Dover, reviewing the 1962 edition, in the Classical Review.
'The references and bibliography have been thoroughly updated: theatre historians and Hellenists wanting to understand ancient comedy will forgo the indispensable experience offered by this classic work at their peril' - Edith Hall, Somerville College, Oxford
Original Language: Italian