By Stephen E. Kidd
This publication examines the idea that of 'nonsense' in historical Greek notion and makes use of it to discover the comedies of the 5th and fourth centuries BCE. If 'nonsense' (phluaria, lēros) is a kind of language felt to be unworthy of interpretation, it could aid to outline yes points of comedy that experience proved tricky to understand. now not least is the recurrent notion that even if the comedian style should be significant (i.e. include political beliefs, ethical sentiments and aesthetic tastes), a few of it is only 'foolery' or 'fun'. yet what precisely is that this 'foolery', this a part of comedy which allegedly lies past the scope of significant interpretation? the answer's to be present in the idea that of 'nonsense': through reading the ways that comedy doesn't suggest, the genre's courting to critical which means (whether it's political, aesthetic, or ethical) will be considered in a clearer mild.