* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Aristophanes’ life and works
* Features the complete extant plays of Aristophanes, in both English translation and the original Greek
* Concise introductions to the comedies
* Images of contemporary Greek art that have been inspired by Aristophanes’ works
* Excellent formatting of the texts
* Easily locate the plays or works you want to read with individual contents tables
* Features two bonus biographies – discover Aristophanes’ ancient world
* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres
THE WOMEN CELEBRATING THE THESMOPHORIA
The Greek Texts
LIST OF GREEK TEXTS
INTRODUCTION TO ARISTOPHANES by John Williams White
ARISTOPHANES by T. W. Lumb
and Aristophanic comedy within it. Footnotes and more detailed endnotes
further distinguish this edition of a play famous for its caricature of
Socrates and of the "new learning."
From the Paperback edition.
Aristophanes’ Lysistrata was first performed in 411 B.C., and was one of the first comedies to explore sexual dynamics between men and women. The play continues to be performed in modern times.
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This volume features four celebrated masterpieces: Lysistrata, The Frogs, A Parliament of Women and Plutus (Wealth), all translated by the distinguished poet and translator Paul Roche.