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Aristophanes (ca. 446–386 BCE), one of the world's greatest comic dramatists, has been admired since antiquity for his iridescent wit and beguiling fantasy, exuberant language, and brilliant satire of the social, intellectual, and political life of Athens at its height. In this third volume of a new Loeb Classical Library edition of Aristophanes, Jeffrey Henderson presents a freshly edited Greek text and a lively, unexpurgated translation of three plays with full explanatory notes.

In Birds Aristophanes turns from the pointed political satire characteristic of earlier plays to a fantasy that soars literally into the air in search of a carefree world. Here the enterprising protagonists create a utopian counter-Athens, called Cloudcuckooland, ruled by birds. Lysistrata blends boisterous comedy and an earnest call for peace. Lysistrata, our first comic heroine, organizes a panhellenic conjugal strike of young wives until their husbands end the war between Athens and Sparta. Athenian women again take center stage in Women at the Thesmophoria, this time to punish Euripides for portraying them as wicked. Parody of Euripides' plots enlivens this witty confrontation of the sexes.

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Aristophanes (c. 450-c. 386 BCE) has been admired since antiquity for his wit, fantasy, language, and satire. The protagonists of Birds create a utopian counter-Athens. In Lysistrata wives go on conjugal strike until their husbands end war. Women in Women at the Thesmophoria punish Euripides for portraying them as wicked.

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About the Author

Jeffrey Hendersonis William Goodwin Aurelio Professor of Greek Language and Literature at <>Boston University. He is General Editor of the Loeb Classical Library.

Table of Contents

Birds

Lysistrata

Women At The Thesmophoria

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780674995871
Editor:
Henderson, Jeffrey
Translator:
Henderson, Jeffrey
Author:
Aristophanes
Author:
Henderson, Jeffrey
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Location:
Cambridge, Mass.
Subject:
Ancient, Classical & Medieval
Subject:
Greek drama
Subject:
Aristophanes
Subject:
Greek drama (Comedy)
Subject:
Ancient & Classical
Subject:
Athens (greece)
Subject:
Comedies
Subject:
Greek & Roman
Subject:
DRAMA / General
Subject:
LITERARY CRITICISM / Ancient & Classical
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series:
Loeb Classical Library
Series Volume:
3
Publication Date:
November 2000
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Index
Pages:
624
Dimensions:
6 x 4 in 14 oz

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