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Aristophanes: Four Plays: Clouds, Birds, Lysistrata, Women of the Assembly - Aristophanes, and Poochigian, Aaron (Translated by)
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Aristophanes's satirical masterpieces, immensely popular with the Athenian public, were frequently crude, even obscene. His plays revealed to his contemporaries, and now teach us today, that when those in power act obscenely, patriotic obscenity is a fitting response. Until now English translations have failed to capture Aristophanes's poetic genius. Aaron Poochigian, the first poet-classicist to tackle these plays in a generation, offers "effortlessly readable and genuinely theatrical" (Simon Armitage) versions of four of ...

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Aristophanes: Four Plays: Clouds, Birds, Lysistrata, Women of the Assembly 2021, Liveright Publishing Corporation

ISBN-13: 9781631496509

Hardcover