Knights

Knights

by Aristophanes
     
 

ISBN-10: 0887342558

ISBN-13: 9780887342554

Pub. Date: 01/28/2003

Publisher: Players Press, Incorporated

In many respects 'The Knights' may be reckoned the great Comedian's masterpiece, the direct personal attack on the then all-powerful Cleon, with its scathing satire and tremendous invective, being one of the most vigorous and startling things in literature. Already in 'The Acharnians' he had threatened to "cut up Cleon the Tanner into…  See more details below

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In many respects 'The Knights' may be reckoned the great Comedian's masterpiece, the direct personal attack on the then all-powerful Cleon, with its scathing satire and tremendous invective, being one of the most vigorous and startling things in literature. Already in 'The Acharnians' he had threatened to "cut up Cleon the Tanner into shoe-leather for the Knights," and he now proceeds to carry his menace into execution, "concentrating the whole force of his wit in the most unscrupulous and merciless fashion against his personal enemy."-From the introduction to 'The Knights' of Aristophanes.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780887342554
Publisher:
Players Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/28/2003
Series:
Classic Plays Ser.
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
64

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