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Aristophanes: [plays]

Aristophanes

Aristophanes: [plays]

by Aristophanes

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Published by Heinemann in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementwith the English translation of Benjamin Bickley Rogers.
SeriesLoeb classical library
The Physical Object
Paginationxvi, 555p. ;
Number of Pages555
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13712043M

In this little volume I have tried to give some account of Aristophanes' plays and his influence. In a book intended for readers not familiar with the conventions of the ancient drama it has seemed worth while to include a brief account of the origin of Greek comedy and a description of the Greek theater. The master of ancient Greek comic drama, Aristophanes combined slapstick, humour and cheerful vulgarity with acute political observations. In The Frogs, written during the Peloponnesian War, Dionysus descends to the Underworld to bring back a poet who can help Athens in its darkest hour, and stages a great debate to help him decide between the traditional wisdom of Aeschylus and the brilliant.

  Aristophanes (c. - c. BCE) was the most famous writer of Old Comedy plays in ancient Greece and his surviving works are the only examples of that style. His innovative and sometimes rough comedy could also hide more sophisticated digs at the political elite and deal with social issues such as cultural change and the role of women in society.. Indeed, the plays of Aristophanes are not. Book Description Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, United Kingdom, Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. Reissue of Aristophanes' most famous plays in the Methuen Classical Greek Dramatists series Aristophanes is the oldest comedic writer in Western literature/5(7).

This great book contains all eleven surviving plays by Aristophanes. This makes it excellent value. The translation by Paul Roche into modern, colloquial English is very good. Roche doesn’t pull any punches when it comes to using crude language, so anyone who is offended by bad language will not like it/5(26). The Frogs tells the story of the god Dionysus, who, despairing of the state of Athens' tragedians, travels to Hades (the underworld) to bring the playwright Euripides back from the dead. (Euripides had died the year before, in BC.) He brings along his slave Xanthias, who is smarter and braver than the play opens, Xanthias and Dionysus argue over what kind of jokes Xanthias can Characters: Dionysus, Xanthias, Dionysus' .


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Aristophanes: [plays] by Aristophanes Download PDF EPUB FB2

Aristophanes then plays this comic premise for all it's worth, and the result is In the Ecclesiazusae ("The Assemblywomen," a.k.a. "The Women of Parliament"), for example, a group of women sneak into the Athenian Assembly (Ecclesia) disguised as men and succeed in getting a measure passed that allows women to run the government/5.

This great book contains all eleven surviving plays by Aristophanes. This makes it excellent value. The translation by Paul Roche into modern, colloquial English is very good.

Roche doesn’t pull any punches when it comes to using crude language, so anyone who is offended by bad language will not like it/5(21). Standing at its price, The Complete Plays of Aristophanes is a great deal. The plays are complete and each includes an introductory page.

However, in terms of readability and enjoyment, the book suffers in several regards. Firstly, some of the translations are nearly unreadable, especially when the translations are in antiquated Aristophanes: [plays] book slang/5(12).

"The Frogs and Other Plays" Aristophanes: [plays] book the titular play along "The Wasps" and "The Thesmophoriazusae." Produced the year after the death of Euripides, "The Frogs" laments the decay of Greek tragedy which Aristophanes attributed to that writer.

It is an admirable example of the brilliance of his style, and of that mingling of wit and poetry with /5(24). Aristophanes was born, probably in Athens, c. BC and died between and BC. Little is known about his life, but there is a portrait of him in Plato's was twice threatened with prosecution in the s for his outspoken attacks on the prominent politician Cleon, but in he was publicly honored and crowned for promoting Athenian civic unity in The Frogs/5(35).

Aristophanes has books on Goodreads with ratings. Aristophanes’s most popular book is Lysistrata. The Complete Plays of Aristophanes (Mass Market Paperback) Published by Bantam Books Bantam Classic, Mass Market Paperback, pagesCited by: 3.

Aristophanes, the greatest representative of ancient Greek comedy and the one whose works have been preserved in greatest quantity. He is thought to have written about 40 plays in all, including Clouds, Frogs, and Women at the Thesmophoria.

Learn more about his life and works in this article. Aristophanes was a prolific and much acclaimed comic playwright of ancient Greece, sometimes referred to as the Father of of his forty plays have come down to us virtually complete (along with up to with 1, brief fragments of other works), and are the only real examples we have of a genre of comic drama known as Old s: Aristophanes' play is both comic and poignant as it reveals the relationship between men and women in classical Athens society.

The Amazon Book Review Author interviews, book reviews, editors' picks, and more. Read it now. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. /5(). texts All Books All Texts latest This Just In Smithsonian Libraries FEDLINK The Comedies of Aristophanes by Aristophanes.

Usage It is the longest of Aristophanes' surviving plays and yet it is a fairly conventional example of Old Comedy. The Frogs (Ancient Greek: Βάτραχοι Bátrachoi, "Frogs") is a comedy written by the Ancient. The Online Books Page. Online Books by. Aristophanes.

Online books about this author are available, as is a Wikipedia article. Aristophanes: The Acharnians (Gutenberg text) Aristophanes: The Acharnians (HTML with commentary at Perseus) Aristophanes: The Birds (Gutenberg text) Aristophanes: Birds, trans.

by Ian Johnston (Javascript-dependent Flash with commentary at Richer. Aristophanes wrote his plays between to B.C.E.

Aristophanes lived in the time of Socrates and Thucydides, a generation behind Sophocles and Euripides. Plato lived a generation after Aristophanes. Aristophanes produced at least forty plays. Reissue of Aristophanes' most famous plays in the Methuen Classical Greek Dramatists seriesAristophanes was a unique writer for the comic stage as well as one of the most revealing about the society for which he : Bloomsbury Academic.

Three Plays by Aristophanes presents Aristophanes' three women's comedies in a single volume and in unexpurgated, annotated translations. There are introductions to each play, and general introductory chapters cover Aristophanes, his theater and the women in his plays; an appendix contains relevant additional material from Aristophanes' lost comedies/5.

The longest of Aristophanes‘ surviving plays, “The Birds” is a fairly conventional example of Old Comedy, and has been acclaimed by some modern critics as a perfectly realized fantasy, remarkable for its mimicry of birds and for the gaiety of its songs. By the time of this production, in BCE, Aristophanes had become recognized as one of Athens’ leading comic s:   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 : ReadHowYouWant.

Lysistrata and Other Plays: The Acharnians, the Clouds, Lysistrata. Aristophanes $ - $   Only eleven of his nearly forty plays survive in their entirety to this day.

"The Frogs and Other Plays" includes the titular play along "The Wasps" and "The Thesmophoriazusae." Produced the year after the death of Euripides, "The Frogs" laments the decay of Greek tragedy which Aristophanes attributed to that : Penguin Publishing Group.

Assemblywomen (Greek: Ἐκκλησιάζουσαι Ekklesiazousai; also translated as, Congresswomen, Women in Parliament, Women in Power, and A Parliament of Women) is a comedy written by the Greek playwright Aristophanes in BC.

The play invents a scenario where the women of Athens assume control of the government and instate reforms that ban private wealth and enforce sexual equality Written by: Aristophanes, The Dramatis Personae.

Aristophanes (cc BC), a contemporary of Socrates, was the last and greatest of the Old Attic comedians. He wrote at least 40 plays, of which 11 survived through the Middle Ages to be read and performed today. Alan Sommerstein is Head of Classics Department at Nottingham.4/5(K).Th is book presents the Greek text of Aristophanes’ Clouds with a fac-ing English translation.

Th e Greek text is that of F.W. Hall and W.M. Geldart (), from the Oxford Classical Texts series, which is in the pub-lic domain and available as a pdf. Th is text has also been digitized by the Per-seus Project ().File Size: KB.The Birds is a comic play by the Greek playwright Aristophanes.

It garnered awards in BC when it was first performed, and continues to be critically received today. A middle-aged Athenian convinces the world's birds to build a new city between the heavens and the earth.