Frogs by Aristophanes


EditorAristophanes, Kenneth Dover

Paperback | November 1, 1994

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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 aboutevery point of interest in this richly rewarding and entertaining play. It also offers help with translation. A must for all serious students of Aristophanes.

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Kenneth Dover is at Stanford University.
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Title:FrogsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:414 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.98 inPublished:November 1, 1994Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198150059

ISBN - 13:9780198150053

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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.

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'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 ofmeter, 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)