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Four Plays by Aristophanes: The Birds; The Clouds; The Frogs; Lysistrata

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The acknowledged master of Greek comedy, Aristophanes brilliantly combines serious political satire with bawdiness, pyrotechnical bombast with delicate lyrics. This volumes features his four most celebrated masterpieces: THE CLOUDS, THE BIRDS, LYSISTRATA, and THE FROGS. Three of the leading translators of the 20th century--William Arrowsmith, Richmond Lattimore, and Douglas Parker--have created versions of the comedies that are at once contemporary, historically accurate, and funny. Also included are introductions to each play that describe the historical and literary background of the work.

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In Lysistrata a band of women tap into the awesome power of sex in order to end a war. The darker comedy of The Clouds satirizes Athenian philosophers, Socrates in particular, and reflects the uncertainties of a generation in which all traditional religious and ethical beliefs were being challenged.

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About the Author

Aristophanes was born, probably in Athens, c. 449 BC and died between 386 and 380 BC. Little is known about his life, but there is a portrait of him in Plato's Symposium. He was twice threatened with prosecution in the 420s for his outspoken attacks on the prominent politician Cleon, but in 405 he was publicly honored and crowned for promoting Athenian civic unity in The Frogs. Aristophanes had his first comedy produced when he was about twenty-one, and wrote forty plays in all. The eleven surviving plays of Aristophanes are published in the Penguin Classics series as The Birds and Other Plays, Lysistrata and Other Plays, and The Wasps/The Poet and the Women/The Frogs.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780452007178
Editor:
Arrowsmith, William
Translator:
Arrowsmith, William
Translator:
Lattimore, Richmond
Editor:
Arrowsmith, William
Author:
Parker, Douglas
Author:
Lattimore, Richmond
Author:
Aristophanes
Author:
Parker, Douglass
Author:
Arrowsmith, William
Publisher:
Plume Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
Drama
Subject:
Ancient, Classical & Medieval
Subject:
Continental european drama (dramatic works by
Subject:
Greek drama
Subject:
Aristophanes
Subject:
Greek drama (Comedy)
Subject:
Greek drama (Comedy) -- Translations into English.
Subject:
Greek & Roman
Subject:
Comedies
Subject:
Drama-Play Anthologies
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series Volume:
1810
Publication Date:
19841131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
624
Dimensions:
7.96 x 5.38 x 1.2 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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In Lysistrata a band of women tap into the awesome power of sex in order to end a war. The darker comedy of The Clouds satirizes Athenian philosophers, Socrates in particular, and reflects the uncertainties of a generation in which all traditional religious and ethical beliefs were being challenged.

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