Aristophanes' Acharnians / Edition 2

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Overview


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.
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Henderson has a real gift for capturing Aristophanes' voice, and does not hesitate to leap totally over the top, just like his author.

-- New England Classics Journal

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Henderson's sound texts and plain translations give us exactly the Aristophanes we need: a reliable prose waiting to be quickened into poetic life by the reader's imagination, laughter, and amazement.
The New Criterion
Henderson's sound texts and plain translations give us exactly the Aristophanes we need: a reliable prose waiting to be quickened into poetic life by the reader's imagination, laughter, and amazement.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781585100873
  • Publisher: Focus Publishing/R. Pullins Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/28/2003
  • Series: Focus Classical Library
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 96
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.21 (d)

Meet 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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