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Aristophanes #01: Aristophanes

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The Penn Greek Drama Series presents original literary translations of the entire corpus of classical Greek drama: tragedies, comedies, and satyr plays. It is the only contemporary series of all the surviving work of Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Arist

Synopsis:

The Penn Greek Drama Series presents original literary translations of the entire corpus of classical Greek drama: tragedies, comedies, and satyr plays. It is the only contemporary series of all the surviving work of Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Aristophanes, and Menander.Aristophanes wrote most of his comedic masterpieces during the Peloponnesian War, parodying the tumultuous politics and society of that time with trademark innuendoes and bawdy stagings and dialogue. In these plays, Aristophanes brings every rhetorical strategem into play to treat the reader to stories of one man's attempt to create a war-free zone, the rescue of the imprisoned Peace on the back of a giant dung beetle, a satire of Euripides's sympathies for women, and the hustling and healing of a blind and destitute Wealth in order to redistribute the world's riches.Translations are by Jack Flavin (Acharnians), Fred Beake (Peace), David Slavitt (Celebrating Ladies), and Palmer Bovie (Wealth). The volume includes an introduction by Ralph Rosen, Professor of Classics at the University of Pennsylvania.

Synopsis:

"Directness, vivid imagery, and rhetorical music prevail."--

Product Details

ISBN:
9780812216622
Editor:
Slavitt, David R.
Editor:
Bovie, Palmer
Editor:
Slavitt, David R.
Editor:
Bovie, Palmer
Author:
Aristophanes
Author:
Rosen, Ralph M.
Publisher:
University of Pennsylvania Press
Subject:
Ancient, Classical & Medieval
Subject:
Aristophanes
Subject:
Athens (greece)
Subject:
Comedies
Subject:
DRAMA / General
Series:
Aristophanes
Series Volume:
01
Publication Date:
19980131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
340
Dimensions:
8.50x5.50x.76 in. .95 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , The Penn Greek Drama Series presents original literary translations of the entire corpus of classical Greek drama: tragedies, comedies, and satyr plays. It is the only contemporary series of all the surviving work of Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Aristophanes, and Menander.Aristophanes wrote most of his comedic masterpieces during the Peloponnesian War, parodying the tumultuous politics and society of that time with trademark innuendoes and bawdy stagings and dialogue. In these plays, Aristophanes brings every rhetorical strategem into play to treat the reader to stories of one man's attempt to create a war-free zone, the rescue of the imprisoned Peace on the back of a giant dung beetle, a satire of Euripides's sympathies for women, and the hustling and healing of a blind and destitute Wealth in order to redistribute the world's riches.Translations are by Jack Flavin (Acharnians), Fred Beake (Peace), David Slavitt (Celebrating Ladies), and Palmer Bovie (Wealth). The volume includes an introduction by Ralph Rosen, Professor of Classics at the University of Pennsylvania.
"Synopsis" by , "Directness, vivid imagery, and rhetorical music prevail."--
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