Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 308 pages, 7.28 × 4.92 × 0.75 in
Published: May 1, 1992
Publisher: Oxford University Press
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0198144962
ISBN - 13: 9780198144960
About the Book
The first new edition in almost sixty years, this volume of Aristophanes' Lysistrata brings the play completely up to date with modern scholarship. It provides the first complete account of its history and contains new information about the comic theater and its social and political context. Lysistrata not only brims with topical references to social life, religion, and politics in classical Athens; it is also one of our best sources for information on the life of women in antiquity, offering a unique glimpse of their everyday life.
From the Publisher
In addition to its many topical references to social life, religion, and politics in classical Athens, the Lysistrata is one of our best sources for the life of women in antiquity: unlike epic, tragedy, and oratory, Attic comedy draws its characters and plots from everyday life and provides a unique glimpse into the situation of everyday Athenians. Henderson''s standard edition of Aristophanes'' play provides much new evidence for those working on anthropological and sociological aspects of Athens, as well as those working in traditional philological fields. The text is brought fully up to date with the advances made in Aristophanic scholarship over the past sixty years. In particular, it is the first to report all the manuscripts, papyri, and testimonial sources of the text, offering a new account of its history and a detailed review of the transmission of the Aristophanic corpus as a whole. Henderson''s text and apparatus criticus is supplemented by a full Introduction giving details of the background to the play, its content, staging, philological interest, the textual transmission, and by a detailed Commentary.
From the Jacket
Professor Henderson''s edition provides much new evidence for those working on anthropological and sociological aspects of Athens, as well as for those working in traditional philological fields.
About the Author
Jeffrey Henderson is at University of Southern California.
From Our Editors
Professor Henderson's edition provides much new evidence for those working on anthropological and sociological aspects of Athens, as well as for those working in traditional philological fields.
`H. offers attention to many aspects of language, vase paintings, structural features, and the significance and general comic use of metres...offers the first full report of all the MSS and testimonial sources...provides persuasive attributions of speeches.'' The Journal of Hellenic Studies 113