Lysistrata

Lysistrata

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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:
9781625580597
Publisher:
Start Publishing LLC
Publication date:
11/01/2012
Series:
Unabridged Start Publishing LLC
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
36
Sales rank:
472,658
File size:
142 KB

Meet the Author

Aristophanes was born, probably in Athens, c. 449 BC and died between 386 and 380 BC. Little is known about his life, but there is a portrait of him in Plato's Symposium. He was twice threatened with prosecution in the 420s for his outspoken attacks on the prominent politician Cleon, but in 405 he was publicly honored and crowned for promoting Athenian civic unity in The Frogs. Aristophanes had his first comedy produced when he was about twenty-one, and wrote forty plays in all. The eleven surviving plays of Aristophanes are published in the Penguin Classics series as The Birds and Other Plays, Lysistrata and Other Plays, and The Wasps/The Poet and the Women/The Frogs.

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