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Author: Aristophanes.; David R Slavitt; Smith Palmer Bovie
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©1998-©1999.
Series: Penn Greek drama series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Aristophanes wrote most of his comedic masterpieces during the Peloponnesian wars, parodying the tumultuous politics and society of that time with trademark innuendoes and bawdy stagings and dialogue. [v. 1:] In these plays, Aristophanes brings every rhetorical stratagem into play to treat the reader to stories of one man's attempt to create a "war-free zone', the rescue of the imprisoned Peace on the back of a  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Drama
Comedy plays
Translations into English
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©1998-©1999
Online version:
Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©1998-©1999
Named Person: Aristophanes; Aristophanes.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Aristophanes.; David R Slavitt; Smith Palmer Bovie
ISBN: 0812234561 9780812234565 0812216628 9780812216622 0812235010 9780812235012 0812216989 9780812216981 0812234839 9780812234831 0812216849 9780812216844
OCLC Number: 39257538
Description: 3 volumes ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. The Acharnians / translated by Jack Flavin. Peace / translated by Fred Beake. Celebrating ladies / translated by David R. Slavitt. Wealth / translated by Palmer Bovie --
2. Wasps / translated by Campbell McGrath. Lysistrata / translated by X.J. Kennedy. Frogs / translated by Alfred Corn. The sexual congress, or, Don't call me late for chow / translated by R.H.W. Dillard --
v. 3. The suits / translated by Greg Delanty. Clouds / translated by Carol Poster. Birds / translated by Paul Muldoon, with Richard Martin.
Series Title: Penn Greek drama series.
Other Titles: Works.
Responsibility: edited by David R. Slavitt and Palmer Bovie.


A volume in the acclaimed Penn Greek Drama Series containing Wasps, Lysistrata, Frogs, and The Sexual Congress.  Read more...


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"Directness, vivid imagery, and rhetorical music prevail."-San Francisco Chronicle

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