The Clouds

The Clouds

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by Aristophanes
     
 

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The career of Aristophanes as a writer of comedies lasted forty years, from 427 to c. 386. At least forty plays were attributed to him in antiquity, eleven of which survived into the Middle Ages and thus to our own day: the earliest of these eleven is Acharnians(425) and the last Wealth(388). Clouds was produced in 423, and was placed by the judges third of the three…  See more details below

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The career of Aristophanes as a writer of comedies lasted forty years, from 427 to c. 386. At least forty plays were attributed to him in antiquity, eleven of which survived into the Middle Ages and thus to our own day: the earliest of these eleven is Acharnians(425) and the last Wealth(388). Clouds was produced in 423, and was placed by the judges third of the three plays competing at the City Dionysia that year.

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"A work of unusual excellence and an indispensable tool for all who are interested in understanding Aristophanes."—Hermathena

"A splendid book, easily the best edition of a play of Aristohanes yet to appear in this country."—Classical Review

"At last we have a major edition and a splendid commentart remarkable both for its learning and its conciseness."—American Journal of Philology

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ISBN-13:
9780451618566
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date:
03/01/1970
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 5.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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Peter Meineck is Clinical Associate Professor of Classics, New York University, and Artistic Director of the Aquila Theatre Company.

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I have never written a review on this or any other website, but felt a compulsion while searching for a book, having just finished reading this ed. of 'Clouds', so good it was. -Dovers edition of the clouds is the best (Enlish) commentary on Greek lit. I've come across in the short time I studied Greek, it has been a great interperative tool, a enriching study, and a joy to read. It has and will serve many students, laypersons (and scholars) to come, that is if classical greek weathers these tumultous times. -Those seeking to put Socrates in his 'proper' historical context will find an invaluable resource in this book. -Many will disagree, especially when the 'heroic' Socrates is reckoned into the bargin, but I personaly feel the author is a bit hostile towards comedy. Yet this does not really detract from the work, and he's far more objectibe than most other scholars in regard to Socrates. -As a second year greek student I found the commentary both illucidating and approachable. Not in the least overly pedantic. Great book! My only caveat is you can't easily obtain a new hardback edition, but such is the state of 'higher' education. So if your have more than a passing interest greek litterature ,don't forego this great work.