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Four Greek Plays
Dudley Fitts
015602795X
Nov 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
A collection of four timeless plays: Agamemnon by Aeschylus, translated by Louis MacNeice; Oedipus Rex by Sophocles, translated by Dudley Fitts and Robert Fitzgerald; Alcestis by Euripides, translated by Fitts and Fitzgerald; and The Birds by Aristophanes, translated by Fitts. Introductory Note by each translator; Index.


Language Notes
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Greek --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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The Wasps [DOWNLOAD: MICROSOFT READER]

B000658WAE


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XANTHIAS (turning to the audience): Come, I must explain the matter to the spectators. But first a few words of preamble: expect nothing very high-flown from us, nor any jests stolen from Megara; we have no slaves, who throw baskets of nuts to the spectators, nor any Heracles to be robbed of his dinner, nor does Euripides get loaded with contumely.


Language Notes
Text: Greek, English


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XANTHIAS (turning to the audience): Come, I must explain the matter to the spectators. But first a few words of preamble: expect nothing very high-flown from us, nor any jests stolen from Megara; we have no slaves, who throw baskets of nuts to the spectators, nor any Heracles to be robbed of his dinner, nor does Euripides get loaded with contumely. ...



Lysistrata
Aristophanes
0451527895
March 2001
Mass Market Paperback
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Kliatt Paperback Review
These are highly recommended wherever there is an interest in classical drama. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

Book Description
Aristophanes' comic masterpiece of war and sex remains one of the greatest plays ever written. Led by the title character, the women of the warring city-states of Greece agree to withhold sexual favors with their husbands until they agree to cease fighting. The war of the sexes that ensues makes Lysistrata a comedy without peer in the history of theater.

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Frogs and Other Plays
Aristophanes
0140441522
Feb 1964
Paperback
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Four Plays by Aristophanes: The Clouds, the Birds, Lysistrata, the Frogs
Aristophanes
0452007178
November 1984
Paperback
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Book Description
This volume features four celebrated masterpieces: Lysistrata, The Frogs, The Assembly-Women, and Plutus (Wealth), all in new translations by the distinguished poet and translator Paul Roche. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.


Lysistrata and Other Plays
Aristophanes
0140448144
April 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Writing at the time of political and social crisis in Athens Aristophanes was an eloquent yet bawdy challenger to the demagogue and the sophist. The Achanians is a plea for peace set against the background of the long war with Sparta. In Lysistrata a band of women tap into the awesome power of sex in order to end a war. The darker comedy of The Clouds satirizes Athenian philosophers, Socrates in particular, and reflects the uncertainties of a generation in which all traditional religious and ethical beliefs were being challenged.

About the Author
Aristophanes (c. 447-c. 385 bc), a contemporary of Socrates, was the last and greatest of the Old Attic comedians. Eleven of his forty plays survive.

Alan H. Sommerstein is head of the classics department at Nottingham. ...


Complete Plays of Aristophanes
Aristophanes
0553213431
September 1996
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Description
A poet who hated an age of decadence, armed conflict, and departure from tradition, Aristophanes' comic genius influenced the political and social order of his own fifth-century Athens. But as Moses Hadas writes in his introduction to this volume, 'His true claim upon our attention is as the most brilliant and artistic and thoughtful wit our world has known.' Includes The Acharnians, The Birds, The Clouds, Ecclesiazusae, The Frogs, The Knights, Lysistrata, Peace, Plutus, Thesmophoriazusae, and The Wasps.

About the Author
ARISTOPHANES, the most famous comic dramatist of ancient Greece, was born an Athenian citizen in about 445 B.C. Forty-four plays have been attributed to Aristophanes; eleven of these have survived. His plays are the only extant representatives of Greek Old...


The Birds and Other Plays
Aristophanes
0140449515
Oct 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
This new verse translation of Aristophanes' comedies offers one of the world's great comic dramatists in a form that is both historically faithful and theatrically vigorous. Aristophanes' plays were produced for the festival theater of classical Athens in the fifth century BC and encompass the
whole gamut of humor, from brilliantly inventive fantasy to obscene vulgarity. This edition includes a substantial general introduction and introductory essays for each of the plays, as well as full explanatory notes and an index of names. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.


The Trials of Socrates: Six Classic Texts
C. D. C. Reeve (Editor)
0872205894
March 2002
Textbook Paperback
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Terence Irwin, Cornell University
Reeve's translation . . . is careful and reliable; it captures the sense of the Greek in clear and idiomatic English.

Thomas K. Hubbard, University of Texas, Autin
Peter Meineck has produced a lively, idiomatic translation of Aristophanes that should be eminently accessible to the modern student.

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Aristophanes' Lysistrata: Translated With Introduction and Notes (Focus Classical Library) (Focus Classical Library)
Aristophanes
0941051021
February 1, 1988
Paperback
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Book Description
The first new edition in almost sixty years, this volume of Aristophanes' Lysistrata brings the play completely up to date with modern scholarship. It provides the first complete account of its history and contains new information about the comic theater and its social and political context.
Lysistrata not only brims with topical references to social life, religion, and politics in classical Athens; it is also one of our best sources for information on the life of women in antiquity, offering a unique glimpse of their everyday life. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Language Notes
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Greek --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.


Birds and Other Plays
Aristophanes
0192824082
May 1999
Paperback
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Book Description
This new verse translation of Aristophanes' comedies offers one of the world's great comic dramatists in a form that is both historically faithful and theatrically vigorous. Aristophanes' plays were produced for the festival theater of classical Athens in the fifth century BC and encompass the
whole gamut of humor, from brilliantly inventive fantasy to obscene vulgarity. This edition includes a substantial general introduction and introductory essays for each of the plays, as well as full explanatory notes and an index of names.


Three Plays by Aristophanes; Staging Women (The New Classical Canon)
Aristophanes, Jeffrey Henderson
0415907446
August 27, 1996
Paperback
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Bryn Mawr Classical Review
"The translations of the three plays, Lysistrata, Women at the Thesmophoria, and Assemblywomen, are straightforward, reliable, and fun to read. Readers interested in women's history and gender studies will especially welcome Henderson's contribution to their fields." --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

Review
The translations of the three plays, Lysistrata, Women at the Thesmophoria, and Assemblywomen, are straightforward, reliable, and fun to read. Readers interested in women's history and gender studies will especially welcome Henderson's contribution to their fields .Bryn Mawr Classical Review

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Rhetoric, Comedy, and the Violence of Language in Aristophanes' Clouds
Daphne Elizabeth O'Regan
0195070178
Jan 1992
Hardcover
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Book Description
This is an intelligent and unusually thought-provoking reading of Aristophanes' Clouds. O'Regan focuses on logos, or the power of argument, and its effects, and on the self-awareness of the second Clouds as a comedy of logos directed toward an audience made resistant by devotion to the body.
Within and without the play, logos meets defeat when confronted with human nature and desire. The argument conveys much insight into fifth-century thought and the play's workings, the more so because it balances rhetoric with comedy, and reminds the reader that this is a comic logos--explored in the
comic mode, and connected with the intentions and vicissitudes of the first and second Clouds.


Aristophanes: Volume 2, Clouds, Wasps, Peace (Loeb Classical Library)
Aristophanes
0674995376
December 1998
Hardcover
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Aristophanes: The Complete Plays
Paul Roche (Translator)
0451214099
February 1, 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
A brand-new translation of the world's greatest satirist. With a signature style that is at once bawdy and delicate, as well as a fearless penchant for lampooning the rich and powerful, Aristophanes remains arguably the finest satirist of all time. Collected here are all 11 of his surviving plays-newly translated by the distinguished poet and translator Paul Roche.

Language Notes
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Greek --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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Aristophanes and the Definition of Comedy
M. S. Silk
0198140290
Jan 2001
Hardcover
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Book Description
In this book Professor Silk presents a radically new critical study of Aristophanes. Through an exploration of Aristophanes' comic poetry, informed by a wide range of theory from Kierkegaard to Adorno, a particular consideration of Aristophanes' own understanding of his medium, and challenging
comparisons with modern literature, this book adds a new chapter to the long-standing debate about the nature and potentialities of comedy.


Lysistrata
Aristophanes
0872206033
March 2003
Textbook Paperback
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Rachel Hadas, Rutgers University
A perfect Lysistrata for the new millennium: rich apparatus and a sparkling, metrical, accurate translation.

Book Description
This rollicking new translation of Aristophanes' comic masterpiece is rendered in blank verse for dialogue and in lyric meters and free verse for the songs. Appended commentary essays--on ancient warfare, classical Greek rationalism, Athenian women, Athenian democracy and the Athenian festivals--offer lively and informative discussions not only of Aristophanes, but of the broader fifth-century social, political, and cultural context as well.

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Aristophanes Acharnians
S. Douglas Olson
0198141955
Nov 2002
Hardcover
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Book Description
This is the first complete new scholarly edition for almost a century of one of the masterpieces of Athenian Old Comedy. Olson offers an extensive introduction, a text based on a fresh collation of the manuscripts, and a massive literary and historical commentary. All Greek in the introduction
and commentary not cited for technical reasons is translated, making much of the edition accessible to non-specialists.

Language Notes
Text: Greek, English


Aristophanes: Frogs, Assemblywomen, Wealth (Loeb Classical Library)
Aristophanes, Jeffrey Henderson (Editor)
0674995961
February 2002
Hardcover
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Book Description
Aristophanes has long been admired for his brilliant satire of the social, intellectual, and political life of Athens at its height. The new Loeb Classical Library edition of his plays--with a suitably romping translation facing a freshly edited Greek text--is now brought to completion with this fourth volume. Frogs was produced in 405 b.c., shortly after the deaths of Sophocles and Euripides. Dionysus, on a journey to the underworld to retrieve Euripides, is recruited to judge a contest between the traditional Aeschylus and the modern Euripides, a contest that yields both comedy and insight on ancient literary taste. In Assemblywomen Athenian women plot to save Athens from male misgovernance. They institute a new social order in which all inequalities based on wealth, age, and beauty are eliminated--with raucously...


Wasps, Clouds, Birds, Vol. 1
Aristophanes
0872203603
October 1998
Textbook Paperback
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Thomas K. Hubbard, University of Texas at Austin
Peter Meineck has produced a lively, idiomatic translation of Aristophanes that should be eminently accessible to the modern student. With a fine ear trained by years of practical experience as Director of the award-winning Aquila Theatre Company, Meineck knows exactly what works on stage before a contemporary audience, yet sacrifices none of the allusive subtlety and satirical vigor of the plays in their original historical context. The translations are accompanied by detailed footnotes and endnotes, as well as balanced introductions and bibliographies by a first-rate scholar, Ian Storey, which ably survey the major critical issues raised by each play. This volume is ideally suited for adoption as a course text.

Language Notes
Text: English...


Clouds
Peter Meineck (Translator)
0872205169
March 2000
Textbook Paperback
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Max Nelson, Bryn Mawr Classical Review
"The translation is straightforward and idiomatic, as well as well-paced and funny. . . Ian Storey's Introduction is perfect for undergraduates."

Book Description
This line-for-line translation of Aristophanes' best-known comedy features an Introduction on Old Comedy, and the place of Clouds and Aristophanic comedy within it. Footnotes and more detailed endnotes further distinguish this edition of a play famous for its caricature of Socrates and of the "new learning."

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Aristophanes Clouds
Aristophanes
0198143958
Sept 1989
Paperback
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Max Nelson, Bryn Mawr Classical Review
"The translation is straightforward and idiomatic, as well as well-paced and funny. . . Ian Storey's Introduction is perfect for undergraduates." --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Book Description
This new paperback edition of Aristophanes' popular play includes the complete Greek text and extensive notes and commentary. Dover examines the two versions of the play, recounts the history of the text, and analyzes a number of problems surrounding the play's interpretation, including the
Greek notion of right and wrong, the purpose of the chorus, and Aristophanes' sexual jokes.

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Myths of the Underworld Journey : Plato, Aristophanes, and the 'Orphic' Gold Tablets
III, Radcliffe G. Edmonds
0521834341
September 30, 2004
Hardcover
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Review
'Edmonds is a lively and intelligent guide to the many forks and detours on the journey. ... anyone with an interest in Greek eschatology will find it a stimulating book.' JACT
'... provides solid, interesting, and helpful insights'. BMCR
'This is an enterprising, enjoyable, and scholarly book ... Edmonds' extensive treatment of the gold funerary lamellae should help to make those puzzling but fascinating texts better known, and his discussions of both the Frogs and the Phaedo deserve close attention from anyone seriously interested in those very different yet mythologically related works. Edmonds' arguments are always informative and thought-provoking, even where they prompt disagreement.' Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews

Book Description
Plato, Aristophanes, and the creators of...


Lysistrata
Aristophanes
0198144962
January 1990
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
The first new edition in almost sixty years, this volume of Aristophanes' Lysistrata brings the play completely up to date with modern scholarship. It provides the first complete account of its history and contains new information about the comic theater and its social and political context.
Lysistrata not only brims with topical references to social life, religion, and politics in classical Athens; it is also one of our best sources for information on the life of women in antiquity, offering a unique glimpse of their everyday life.

Language Notes
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Greek --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.


Lysistrata (Dover Thrift Editions)
Aristophanes
0486282252
October 20, 1994
Paperback
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Kliatt Paperback Review
These are highly recommended wherever there is an interest in classical drama. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

Book Description
Classic comedy (5th century BC) concerns the vow of Greek women to withhold sex from their husbands until the men agree to end the disastrous wars between Athens and Sparta. Exuberant battle of the sexes with underlying anti-war theme.


Four Texts on Socrates: Plato's Euthyphro, Apology, and Crito and Aristophanes' Clouds
Thomas G. West, Grace Starry West (Translator)
0801485746
October 1998
Paperback
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Book Description
Widely adopted for classroom use, this book offers translations of four major works of ancient Greek literature which treat the life and thought of Socrates, focusing particularly on his trial and defense (the platonic dialogues Euthyphro, Apology of Socrates, and Crito) and on the charges against Socrates (Aristophanes' comedy Clouds). This is the only collection of the three Platonic dialogues that also includes Clouds, a work that is fundamental for understanding the thought of Socrates in relation to the Athenian political community and to Greek poetry. Thomas G. West's introduction provides an overview of the principal themes and arguments of the four works. There are extensive explanatory notes to the translations. For this new edition, Thomas West has revised the introduction and updated the annotated...

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