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Aristophanes: Acharnians. Knights. (Loeb Classical Library No. 178) by Aristophanes - Hardcover - 1998 - from Leopolis (SKU: 005728)

Aristophanes: Acharnians. Knights. (Loeb Classical Library No. 178)

Aristophanes: Acharnians. Knights. (Loeb Classical Library No. 178) by Aristophanes - Hardcover - 1998 - from Leopolis (SKU: 005728)
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Aristophanes: Acharnians. Knights. (Loeb Classical Library No. 178)

by Aristophanes

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1998. Hardcover. Fine. 12mo (18 cm), viii, 408 pp. Publisher's cloth and dust jacket. From the blurb: "Aristophanes of Athens (ca. 446-386 BCE), one of the world's greatest comic dramatists, has been admired since antiquity for his iridescent wit and beguiling fantasy, exuberant language, and brilliant satire of the social, intellectual, and political life of Athens at its height. He wrote at least forty plays, of which eleven have survived complete. In this new Loeb Classical Library edition of Aristophanes, Jeffrey Henderson presents a freshly edited Greek text and a lively, unexpurgated translation with full explanatory notes. The general introduction that begins Volume I reviews Aristophanes' career and brings current scholarly insights to bear on the intriguing question of the comic poet as a political force. In Acharnians a small landowner, tired of the Peloponnesian War, magically arranges a personal peace treaty and, borrowing a disguise from Euripides, demonstrates the injustice of the war in a contest with the bellicose Acharnians. Also in this volume is Knights, perhaps the most biting satire of a political figure (Cleon) ever written."

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A brand-new translation of the world's greatest satirist. With a signature style that is at once bawdy and delicate, as well as a fearless penchant for lampooning the rich and powerful, Aristophanes remains arguably the finest satirist of all time. Collected here are all 11 of his surviving plays-newly translated by the distinguished poet and translator Paul Roche.  

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Title
Aristophanes: Acharnians. Knights. (Loeb Classical Library No. 178)
Author
Aristophanes
Format/binding
Hardcover
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Used - Fine
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Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0674995678
ISBN 13
9780674995673
Publisher
Harvard University Press
Place of Publication
Cambridge
Date published
1998
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