Aristophanes and Athens: Introduction to the Plays (BOK)

Douglas M. MacDowell

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The plays of Aristophanes are the oldest comedies which still survive. They are famous for their comic characters, their fantastic plots, their farcical action, and their earthy humour. But they are also highly topical, full of comments, both comic and serious, on politics and other current affairs in classical Athens. This book provides an accessible introduction to Aristophanes' plays, focusing particularly on their relationship to Athenian politics and life, and to the effect that Aristophanes hoped to have on his audience. All passages quoted from them are given in new verse translations, and readers do not need any knowledge of Greek. But scholarly problems are not ignored, and specialists will find here both new suggestions and summaries of different interpretations with recent bibliographical information in the notes.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 1995 Forfatter Douglas M. MacDowell
Oxford University Press
ISBN 9780198721598
Antall sider 376 Dimensjoner 13,8cm x 21,7cm x 2cm
Vekt 517 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Literary studies: classical, early & medieval, Literary studies: plays & playwrights