Birds, Lysistrata, Assembly-Women, Wealth

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This new translation (the first complete verse translation of Aristophanes' comedies to appear for more than twenty-five years) makes freshly available one of the most remarkable comic playwrights in the entire Western tradition. Aristophanes is the only surviving representative of Greek Old Comedy, which flourished during the heyday of classical Athenian culture in the fifth century BC, and his plays are characterized by extraordinary combinations of fantasy and satire, sophistication and vulgarity, formality and freedom. ...

Birds, Lysistrata, Assembly-Women, Wealth 1997, Clarendon Press, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780198149934

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