Aristophanes Frogs and Other Plays

Author: Aristophanes
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780191066245
Release Date: 2015-11-12
Genre: Social Science

Aristophanes is the only surviving representative of Greek Old Comedy, an exuberant form of festival drama which flourished in Athens during the fifth century BC. One of the most original playwrights in the entire Western tradition, his comedies are remarkable for their brilliant combination of fantasy and satire, their constantly inventive manipulation of language, and their use of absurd characters and plots to expose his society's institutions and values to the bracing challenge of laughter. This vibrant collection of verse translations of Aristophanes' works combines historical accuracy with a sensitive attempt to capture the rich dramatic and literary qualities of Aristophanic comedy. The volume presents Clouds, with its famous caricature of the philosopher Socrates; Women at the Thesmophoria (or Thesmophoriazusae), a work which mixes elaborate parody of tragedy with a great deal of transvestite burlesque; and Frogs, in which the dead tragedians Aeschylus and Euripides engage in a vituperative contest of 'literary criticism' of each other's plays. Featuring expansive introductions to each play and detailed explanatory notes, the volume also includes an illuminating appendix, which provides information and selected fragments from the lost plays of Aristophanes.

Aristophanes Frogs and Other Plays

Author: Aristophanes
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780191066245
Release Date: 2015-11-12
Genre: Social Science

Aristophanes is the only surviving representative of Greek Old Comedy, an exuberant form of festival drama which flourished in Athens during the fifth century BC. One of the most original playwrights in the entire Western tradition, his comedies are remarkable for their brilliant combination of fantasy and satire, their constantly inventive manipulation of language, and their use of absurd characters and plots to expose his society's institutions and values to the bracing challenge of laughter. This vibrant collection of verse translations of Aristophanes' works combines historical accuracy with a sensitive attempt to capture the rich dramatic and literary qualities of Aristophanic comedy. The volume presents Clouds, with its famous caricature of the philosopher Socrates; Women at the Thesmophoria (or Thesmophoriazusae), a work which mixes elaborate parody of tragedy with a great deal of transvestite burlesque; and Frogs, in which the dead tragedians Aeschylus and Euripides engage in a vituperative contest of 'literary criticism' of each other's plays. Featuring expansive introductions to each play and detailed explanatory notes, the volume also includes an illuminating appendix, which provides information and selected fragments from the lost plays of Aristophanes.

The Songs of Aristophanes

Author: L. P. E. Parker
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198149441
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Music

A comedy of Aristophanes was in large measure a musical performance, and his lyric verse covers a wide range of styles - from popular song to parody of tragedy. The music is lost, and our only way of recovering something of the experience of an Athenian audience is by studying the rhythms of the poetry. This book provides a full text, with scansions, of the lyric of the surviving plays, and an introduction to the different rhythms used by Aristophanes, their origins, and literary associations. Dr Parker pays particular attention to showing the role played by lyric metre in the structure of the plays and to distinguishing the different levels of musical style, thus illustrating the integral part metre plays in Aristophanes' dramatic art and satire. She also discusses fully the metrical aspects of textual problems in Aristophanes' lyric, and a section of the introduction traces the evolution of the study of Aristophanes' metres and the influence this has on the text.

Landmarks in Classical Literature

Author: Philip Gaskell
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 1579581927
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Literary Criticism

This text investigates the meaning of conditional protasis markers like Spanish si and English if from a pragmatic perspective instead of taking them to be used in hypothetical or uncertain situations only.

Aristophanes

Author: Aristophanes
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0192824090
Release Date: 2016-11-10
Genre:

This vibrant collection of verse translations of Aristophanes' works-featuring Clouds, Women at the Thesmophoria (or Thesmophoriazusae), and Frogs-combines historical accuracy with a sensitive attempt to capture the rich dramatic and literary qualities of Aristophanic comedy. Including expansive introductions to each play, as well as detailed explanatory notes and an illuminating appendix, this volume presents freshinterpretations of three key works from one of the most original playwrights in the entire Western tradition.

Bookman s Manual

Author: Hester R. Hoffman
Publisher:
ISBN: UIUC:30112071130451
Release Date: 1958
Genre: Best books


Books in Print

Author:
Publisher:
ISBN: STANFORD:36105124489589
Release Date: 1953
Genre: American literature


The Bookman

Author:
Publisher:
ISBN: UCR:31210002628319
Release Date: 1907
Genre: Bibliography


Classical Comedy

Author: Erich Segal
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9780140449822
Release Date: 2006-09-28
Genre: Drama

Brings together the works of Classical comedy, with two early Greek plays: Aristophanes' Birds, and Menander's The Girl from Samos; and two Roman comic plays: Plautus' The Brothers Menaechmus and Terence's double love-plot, The Eunuch. Together, these four plays demonstrate the development of Classical comedy.