Acharnians, Knights, and Peace

Acharnians, Knights, and Peace

by Aristophanes
     
 

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Most readers nowadays encounter the plays of Aristophanes in the classroom, not the theater. Yet the “father of comedy” wrote his plays for the stage, not as literary texts. Many English translations of the plays were written decades ago, and in their outdated language they fail to capture the dramatic liveliness of the original comedies. Here Michael

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Most readers nowadays encounter the plays of Aristophanes in the classroom, not the theater. Yet the “father of comedy” wrote his plays for the stage, not as literary texts. Many English translations of the plays were written decades ago, and in their outdated language they fail to capture the dramatic liveliness of the original comedies. Here Michael Ewans offers new and lively translations of three of Aristophanes’ earliest surviving plays: Acharnians, Knights, and Peace. While remaining faithful to the original Greek, Ewans’s translations are accessible to a modern audience—and actable on stage.

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ISBN-13:
9780806142319
Publisher:
University of Oklahoma Press
Publication date:
01/13/2012
Series:
Oklahoma Series in Classical Culture
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.73(d)

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