The Ancient Classics series provides eReaders with the wisdom of the Classical world, with both English translations and the original Latin and Greek texts. This comprehensive eBook presents the complete works of the Athenian playwright Aristophanes, with beautiful illustrations, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)
* 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 Translations THE ACHARNIANS THE KNIGHTS THE CLOUDS THE WASPS PEACE THE BIRDS LYSISTRATA THE WOMEN CELEBRATING THE THESMOPHORIA THE FROGS THE ASSEMBLYWOMEN WEALTH
The Greek Texts LIST OF GREEK TEXTS
The Biographies INTRODUCTION TO ARISTOPHANES by John Williams White ARISTOPHANES by T. W. Lumb
Eleven of his 40 plays survive virtually complete. These plays, provide the only real examples of a genre of comic drama known as Old Comedy, and they are in fact used to define the genre. Also known as the Father of Comedy and the Prince of Ancient Comedy, Aristophanes has been said to recreate the life of ancient Athens more convincingly than any other author.
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