Complete Plays of Aristophanes by Aristophanes

Complete Plays of Aristophanes


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A poet who hated an age of decadence, armed conflict, and departure from tradition, Aristophanes' comic genius influenced the political and social order of his own fifth-century Athens. But as Moses Hadas writes in his introduction to this volume, 'His true claim upon our attention is as the most brilliant and artistic and thoughtful wit our world has known.' Includes The Acharnians, The Birds, The Clouds, Ecclesiazusae, The Frogs, The Knights, Lysistrata, Peace, Plutus, Thesmophoriazusae, and The Wasps.

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Title:Complete Plays of AristophanesFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:May 30, 2006Publisher:Random House Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0553902598

ISBN - 13:9780553902594

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from A refreshing change... A refreshing change from the depressing and predictable world of Greek tragedy. Aristophane's plots are very original, especially for his time. An Athenian citizen decides to make his own private peace treaty with Sparta, enjoying the benefits of peace while his fellow citizens are burdened by the war. Dionysus travels to Hades to bring back a decent playwright because Athens has none still living. Women disguise themselves as men in the assembly, and vote to give themselves complete political control to correct the mismanagement of the men. Entertaining stories and an interesting look into ancient Greek culture. Definitely worth reading.
Date published: 2001-12-19