Frogs

Editor Aristophanes, Kenneth Dover

Oxford University Press | November 1, 1994 | Trade Paperback |

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A brilliant new commentary on one of the most famous comedies from ancient Greece, Aristophanes'' Frogs. Edited by one of the world''s leading scholars on Aristophanes, the book includes the complete Greek text, a comprehensive introduction, and a full and lively commentary covering just about every point of interest in this richly rewarding and entertaining play. It also offers help with translation. A must for all serious students of Aristophanes.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 414 Pages, 5.12 × 8.27 × 0.79 in

Published: November 1, 1994

Publisher: Oxford University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0198150059

ISBN - 13: 9780198150053

Found in: Greek and Roman, Greek and Roman

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Frogs

Frogs

Editor Aristophanes, Kenneth Dover

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 414 Pages, 5.12 × 8.27 × 0.79 in

Published: November 1, 1994

Publisher: Oxford University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0198150059

ISBN - 13: 9780198150053

About the Book

Among extant Greek comedies, the Frogs is unique for the light it throws on Classical Greek attitudes toward tragedy and literature in general. It merits a much more extensive commentary than it has so far received, and the establishment of the text itself has rested for over a century on collations which were inadequate and inaccurate. At the same time, its most problematic passages have been the subject, in recent years, of more scholarly articles than those of any other Greek play. In this introduction, edition, and commentary, Sir Kenneth Dover presents the relevant data, arguments, and considerations as fully as can reasonably be done in one volume.

From the Publisher

A brilliant new commentary on one of the most famous comedies from ancient Greece, Aristophanes'' Frogs. Edited by one of the world''s leading scholars on Aristophanes, the book includes the complete Greek text, a comprehensive introduction, and a full and lively commentary covering just about every point of interest in this richly rewarding and entertaining play. It also offers help with translation. A must for all serious students of Aristophanes.

From the Jacket

Among extant Greek comedies, the Frogs is unique for the light it throws on classical Greek attitudes to tragedy and to literature in general. It merits a much more extensive commentary than it has so far received, for the establishment of the text itself has rested for over a century on collations which were inadequate and inaccurate.

About the Author

Kenneth Dover is at Stanford University.

From Our Editors

Among extant Greek comedies, the Frogs is unique for the light it throws on classical Greek attitudes to tragedy and to literature in general. It merits a much more extensive commentary than it has so far received, for the establishment of the text itself has rested for over a century on collations which were inadequate and inaccurate.

Editorial Reviews

''Once again D. shows himself master of comedic commentary - original, incisive, detailed, sensible, witty, as with Clouds, the commentary is perceptive, undogmatic, wide-ranging, amusing, unpredictable and a pleasure to read. Particularly welcome are its exquisitely detailed discussion of meter, frequent reference to secondary literature, and generous translation of colloquialisms, particles, obscure vocabulary, lyric. This is extraordinarily monument to its author and to the craft of positivist scholarship.'' Richard Hamilton, Bryn awr College, Bryn Mawr Classical Review 5.2 (1994)
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