|Titel||The Encyclopedia of Greek Comedy|
|Redaktører||Alan H. Sommerstein|
|Publikationsdato||21. maj 2019|
|Status||Udgivet - 21. maj 2019|
War, armies and soldiers were omnipresent in the ancient Greek society, and thus these phenomena are equally present in the worlds of ancient Greek comedy. However, the comic outlook on war differs from Old to New Comedy. While the citizen soldier remains the norm, but mainly at periphery of Old comedy, the independent mercenary becomes a central character of New Comedy. Thus the comic view on soldiers reflects the martial attitudes and ideologies of contemporary society.