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Lysistrata

EditorAristophanes, Jeffrey Henderson

Paperback | May 1, 1992

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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 aunique 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 scholarshipover 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 issupplemented 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.

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Jeffrey Henderson is at University of Southern California.
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Title:LysistrataFormat:PaperbackDimensions:308 pages, 7.28 × 4.92 × 0.75 inPublished:May 1, 1992Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198144962

ISBN - 13:9780198144960

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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.

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`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