Frogs

Frogs

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by Aristophanes
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198721757

ISBN-13: 9780198721758

Pub. Date: 01/28/1997

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Among extant Greek comedies, the Frogs is unique for the light it throws on classical Greek attitudes to tragedy and to literature in general. Sir Kenneth Dover's authoritative edition, which drew together the relevant scholarship in a full introduction and extensive commentary, has been the most comprehensive edition available. The general purpose and character of…  See more details below

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Among extant Greek comedies, the Frogs is unique for the light it throws on classical Greek attitudes to tragedy and to literature in general. Sir Kenneth Dover's authoritative edition, which drew together the relevant scholarship in a full introduction and extensive commentary, has been the most comprehensive edition available. The general purpose and character of this abridged version remains the same: to provide a helpful guide for students who wish to translate the play or need to interpret it for performance. In this edition nothing relevant to the performance of the play on stage has been sacrificed, while information on manuscripts and discussion of the history of the text have been pared to a minimum, and arguments on metrical analysis and other controversial points have been abbreviated. A few conclusions reached in the original edition have been changed in the light of the work done by other scholars since 1993. The inclusion of a vocabulary should reduce the need for students to have recourse to a lexicon.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198721758
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
01/28/1997
Edition description:
Student Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.75(w) x 8.81(h) x 0.77(d)

Table of Contents

Abbreviations and Bibliography
Introduction1
IAristophanes1
IIComposition and Structure of the Play6
IIIThe Contest of Aeschylus and Euripides10
1The Issues10
2Literary Criticism and Popular Culture24
IVDionysos37
VXanthias43
VIThe Doorkeeper of the Underworld50
VIIThe Choruses55
VIIIPolitics69
IXHistory of the Text76
1Ancient and Medieval Manuscripts76
2Ancient Commentators94
3Indirect Tradition102
XProduction104
Metrical Symbols107
Sigla Codicum110
Hypotheses113
Dramatis Personae118
Text119
Commentary191
Addenda385
Indexes387

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