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Aristophanes: Birds; Lysistrata; Women at the Thesmophoria (Loeb Classical Library No. 179) by Aristophanes - Hardcover - 2000 - from Leopolis (SKU: 005563)

Aristophanes: Birds; Lysistrata; Women at the Thesmophoria (Loeb Classical Library No. 179)

Aristophanes: Birds; Lysistrata; Women at the Thesmophoria (Loeb Classical Library No. 179) by Aristophanes - Hardcover - 2000 - from Leopolis (SKU: 005563)
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Aristophanes: Birds; Lysistrata; Women at the Thesmophoria (Loeb Classical Library No. 179)

by Aristophanes

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0674995872
ISBN 13
9780674995871
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2000. Hardcover. Fine. 12mo (17 cm), vi, 618 pp. Publisher's cloth and dust jacket. From the blurb: "Aristophanes (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. In this third volume of a new Loeb Classical Library edition of Aristophanes, Jeffrey Henderson presents a freshly edited Greek text and a lively, unexpurgated translation of three plays with full explanatory notes. In Birds Aristophanes turns from the pointed political satire characteristic of earlier plays to a fantasy that soars literally into the air in search of a carefree world. Here the enterprising protagonists create a utopian counter-Athens, called Cloudcuckooland, ruled by birds. Lysistrata blends boisterous comedy and an earnest call for peace. Lysistrata, our first comic heroine, organizes a panhellenic conjugal strike of young wives until their husbands end the war between Athens and Sparta. Athenian women again take center stage in Women at the Thesmophoria, this time to punish Euripides for portraying them as wicked. Parody of Euripides' plots enlivens this witty confrontation of the sexes."

Synopsis

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: Birds; Lysistrata; Women at the Thesmophoria (Loeb Classical Library No. 179)
Author
Aristophanes
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Fine
Quantity available
1
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0674995872
ISBN 13
9780674995871
Publisher
Loeb Classical Library
Place of Publication
Cambridge, Ma
Date published
2000
Product_type
2

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