The Athenian Mercury - Related Contemporary Texts - Satire


A comical representation of the Athenian Society written by Elkanah Settle, published in 1693 and titled New Athenian Comedy, satirizes the mythical members of the Athenian Society and plays fun at the premises of the Athenian Mercury.

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