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Aristophanes' Birdsby Jeffrey Henderson
Synopses & Reviews
This is an English translation of Aristophanes greatest comedy the Birds and is the story of birds taking control of the government. Includes background material on the historical and cultural context of this work, suggestions for further reading, and notes. Focus Classical Library provides close translations with notes and essays to provide access to understanding Greek culture.
One of Aristophanes' greatest comedies available with notes and introduction by Jeffrey Henderson, one of the most important scholars and translators of Greek comedy.
Translation in English with notes, map and introduction. One of Aristophanes greatest comedies. Considered by many to be his masterpiece, it is the story of birds taking control of the government, called in this translation Cloudcuckooland.
English translation of Aristophanes’ comic fantasy wherein the world's birds are persuaded to create a new city in the sky, gaining control over men and the gods. Includes helpful notes and an introductory essay on Aristophanes, history of the play and its production, a bibliography and suggestions for further reading.
Translation in English with notes, map and introduction. One of Aristophanes greatest comedies. Considered by many to be his masterpiece, it is the story of birds taking control of the government, called in this translation Cloudcuckooland..
About the Author
Jeffrey Henderson (PhD Harvard) is William Goodwin Aurelio Professor of Greek Language and Literature at Boston University, and General Editor of the Loeb Classical Library. He is the author of groundbreaking translations and articles on Greek comic dramatists. His other translations for Focus Classical Library include Aristophanes "Lysistrata", "Clouds, "Frogs", "The Birds", and "Three Comedies: Acharnians, Lysistrata, Clouds."
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