Lysistrata: A Modern Translation

Lysistrata: A Modern Translation

by Aristophanes
     
 

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This rollicking new translation of Aristophanes' comic masterpiece is rendered in blank verse for dialogue and in lyric meters and free verse for the songs. Appended commentary essays-on ancient warfare, classical Greek rationalism, Athenian women, Athenian democracy and the Athenian festivals-offer lively and informative discussions not only of Aristophanes, but of… See more details below

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This rollicking new translation of Aristophanes' comic masterpiece is rendered in blank verse for dialogue and in lyric meters and free verse for the songs. Appended commentary essays-on ancient warfare, classical Greek rationalism, Athenian women, Athenian democracy and the Athenian festivals-offer lively and informative discussions not only of Aristophanes, but of the broader fifth-century social, political, and cultural context as well.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780451624956
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA)
Publication date:
02/01/1970
Series:
Plays for Performance Series
Edition description:
REISSUE
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 6.72(h) x 0.36(d)

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