Wasps: The Comedies of Aristophanes

Wasps: The Comedies of Aristophanes

by Aristophanes, Alan H. Sommerstein
     
 
Wasps was first produced at the Lenaea festival of 422 BC. The play is at once a political satire and also, like Clouds and the lost Banqueters , a comedy on the theme of the conflict of generations. The play follows the efforts of a mischievous and mercurial old man to escape the control of a stern and heavy son. In its political aspect it attacks the leading

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Wasps was first produced at the Lenaea festival of 422 BC. The play is at once a political satire and also, like Clouds and the lost Banqueters , a comedy on the theme of the conflict of generations. The play follows the efforts of a mischievous and mercurial old man to escape the control of a stern and heavy son. In its political aspect it attacks the leading Athenian politician Cleon, as Knights had. But Wasps represents a departure as it concentrates less on Cleon personally, and more on his and his associates alleged domination of the law-courts and the men who served in them as jurors. First published in 1983, this edition contains addenda and a new bibliography. Greek text with facing English translation, introduction and notes.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780856682124
Publisher:
Aris and Phillips
Publication date:
12/28/1983
Series:
Classical Texts Series , #4
Pages:
260
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.66(h) x (d)

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