Complete Works of Aristophanes

Complete Works of Aristophanes

by Aristophanes
     
 

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"Complete Works of Aristophanes" contains:
• An aesthetic front page.
• A beginning click-able Table of Contents for all titles.
• Inner click-able Tables of Contents for all individual books with multiple chapters.
• Nicely organized chapters and text.

Works of the author included in this collection:
• THE…  See more details below

Overview

"Complete Works of Aristophanes" contains:
• An aesthetic front page.
• A beginning click-able Table of Contents for all titles.
• Inner click-able Tables of Contents for all individual books with multiple chapters.
• Nicely organized chapters and text.

Works of the author included in this collection:
• THE ACHARNIANS
• THE BIRDS
• THE CLOUDS
• THE ECCLESIAZUSAE
• THE FROGS
• LYSISTRATA
• THE KNIGHTS
• PEACE
• PLUTUS
• THE THESMOPHORIAZUSAE
• THE WASPS

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940150970557
Publisher:
Minerva Classics
Publication date:
07/28/2015
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
442 KB

Meet the Author

Aristophanes (c. 446 – c. 386 BC), son of Philippus, of the deme Cydathenaeum, was a comic playwright of ancient Athens. Eleven of his thirty plays survive virtually complete. These, together with fragments of some of his other plays, provide the only real examples of a genre of comic drama known as Old Comedy, and they are used to define the genre. Also known as the Father of Comedy and the Prince of Ancient Comedy, Aristophanes has been said to recreate the life of ancient Athens more convincingly than any other author. His powers of ridicule were feared and acknowledged by influential contemporaries; Plato singled out Aristophanes' play The Clouds as slander that contributed to the trial and subsequent condemning to death of Socrates although other satirical playwrights had also caricatured the philosopher. His second play, The Babylonians (now lost), was denounced by the demagogue Cleon as a slander against the Athenian polis. It is possible that the case was argued in court but details of the trial are not recorded and Aristophanes caricatured Cleon mercilessly in his subsequent plays, especially The Knights, the first of many plays that he directed himself. "In my opinion," he says through the Chorus in that play, "the author-director of comedies has the hardest job of all."

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