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This is an English translation of Aristophanes' popular comedy in which the god Dionysus seeks to bring the great dramatist Euripides from Hades, where he encounters another great Classical playwright, Aeschylus. Includes background material on the historical and cultural context of this work, suggestions for further reading, and notes. The Focus Classical Library provides close translations with notes and essays to provide access to understanding Greek culture and the roots of contemporary thought.
English translation of Aristophanes popular comedy where Dionysus seeks to bring the dramatist Euripides from Hades. Focus Classical Library provides close translations with notes and essays to provide access to understanding Greek culture.
In this English translation of Aristophanes’ popular comedy the god Dionysus, disappointed in current Athenian playwrights, seeks to bring the dramatist Euripides back from Hades. Includes helpful notes and an introductory essay on Aristophanes, the history of the play and its production, and a bibliography.
The Focus Classical Library is dedicated to providing modern students with the best of Classical literature in contemporary translations, with notes and introducitons, to provide access to the culture and context at the roots of contemporary thought.
For courses in Greek drama, ancient drama, comedy as taught in departments of Classics, theater or English..
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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