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Aristophanes' Acharniansby Aristophanes
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Another in the Focus Classical Library modern translations of works from the Classical world. This series of translations is noted for the clarity of translation and fidelity to the intent of the original work, with notes and an introduction that provide the student with access to the intent of the author in the original. As such these works are outstanding for their ability to provide the reader with the sense of the original as it was understood in its time and an excellent starting point for any interpretation or adaptation. The Acharnians is one of Aristophanes’ anti-war comedies.
English translation of Aristophanes' hilarious indictment against war. Focus Classical Library provides close translations with notes and essays to provide access to understanding Greek culture.
English translation of Aristophanes' hilarious indictment against war, with an introductory essay and helpful notes. Essay includes biographical information on Aristophanes, the history of the play and its production, a bibliography and suggestions for further reading.
English translation. A corrected and slightly revised translation of Acharnians into contemporary form.
Translation in English with notes, map and introduction. Acharnians is, like Lysistrata, a hilarious indictment against war.
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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