Most widely held works about Aristophanes
Most widely held works by Aristophanes
Lysistrata by Aristophanes ( Book )
573 editions published between 1515 and 2010 in 29 languages and held by 3,030 libraries worldwide
In Aristophanes' most popular play, sex is a powerful agent of reconciliation. As war ravages ancient Greece, a band of women, led by Lysistrata, promise to deny their husbands all sex until they stop fighting. This volume of Lysistrata brings the play up to date with modern scholarship, providing an account of its history and containing 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 the best sources for information on the life of women in antiquity, offering a unique glimpse of their everyday life.
The birds by Aristophanes ( Book )
489 editions published between 1528 and 2010 in 20 languages and held by 2,888 libraries worldwide
This is the first comprehensive edition in any language of the Birds, a play generally recognized as one of Aristophanes' masterpieces - both for its imaginative plot and for the charm and originality of its lyrics. The commentary gives generous help with the translation, to cater for the less advanced student of Greek, and also with interpretation and the lyric metres, as well as fully discussing the staging. It uses the resources of modern ornithology to elucidate Aristophanes' references to birds. The introduction discusses the nature of the play; its historical and mythological background; the history of the text, including the contributions of ancient scholars recorded in the scholia, which are exceptionally important in this play; and also more recent scholarship.
The frogs by Aristophanes ( Book )
689 editions published between 1524 and 2010 in 20 languages and held by 2,495 libraries worldwide
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. At the same time, its most problematic passages have been the subject, in recent years, of more scholarly articles than those of any other Greek play.
The complete Greek drama : all the extant tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides, and the comedies of Aristophanes and Menander, in a variety of translations ( Book )
1 edition published in 1938 in English and held by 2,295 libraries worldwide
Clouds by Aristophanes ( Book )
645 editions published between 1521 and 2009 in 22 languages and held by 1,806 libraries worldwide
The Catholic University of America Speech and Drama Department presents Aristophanes' "The Clouds," translated by William Arrowsmith, directed by Leo Brady, choral interpretation by Josephine McGarry Callan, setting and lighting by James D. Waring, costumes by Joseph Lewis.
The Acharnians by Aristophanes ( Book )
703 editions published between 1540 and 2010 in 20 languages and held by 1,785 libraries worldwide
A farcical comedy about war and peace.
Aristophanes by Aristophanes ( Book )
270 editions published between 1586 and 2007 in 8 languages and held by 1,636 libraries worldwide
Offers plays by one of the world's greatest comic dramatists in a bilingual edition.
The wasps by Aristophanes ( Book )
230 editions published between 1528 and 2008 in 14 languages and held by 1,581 libraries worldwide
A farce dealing with the antics of the Athenian jurors.
Ecclesiazusae by Aristophanes ( Book )
136 editions published between 1815 and 2010 in 13 languages and held by 1,267 libraries worldwide
Written in the century following the defeat of Athens by the Spartans in the Peloponnesian War, these four plays signal a change of emphasis in stage comedy more appropriate to the new world order of the fourth century BC. Aristophanes is the only Greek playwright whose work spans the fifth and fourth centuries BC and links the direct slapstick and bawdy of Old Comedy to the more subtle situational New Comedy. Women in Power and Wealth complete the cycle of Aristophanes's extant plays begun in Aristophanes Plays: One and Plays: Two, translated by Kenneth McLeish. Writing seventy years after Aristophanes's death, Menander's only complete surviving works, The Malcontent and The Woman from Samos are here translated by J. Michael Walton. Kenneth McLeish and J. Michael Walton provide full introductions, discussing the plays and placing them in their political and social context.
Fifteen Greek plays ( Book )
8 editions published between 1943 and 1958 in English and held by 1,187 libraries worldwide
The eleven comedies by Aristophanes ( Book )
49 editions published between 1912 and 2010 in English and held by 1,015 libraries worldwide
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Peace by Aristophanes ( Book )
236 editions published between 1528 and 2008 in 16 languages and held by 998 libraries worldwide
"Aristophanes' Peace was performed at the City Dionysia in Athens in 421 B.C. as a decade-long war with Sparta seemed finally to be drawing to an end, and is one of only eleven extant plays by the greatest Old Comic poet. Olson's edition of the play, which replaces Platnauer's of 1969, is based on a complete new collation of the manuscripts, many of which have never been adequately reported before. The extensive commentary explores matters of all sorts, but it focuses in particular on the realities of day-to-day life in classical Athens and also examines the practical problems of staging. The substantial introduction includes essays on Aristophanes' early career, the politics of the Greek world in the late 420s, and the poet's theology."--BOOK JACKET.
Thesmophoriazusae by Aristophanes ( Book )
170 editions published between 1515 and 2009 in 12 languages and held by 874 libraries worldwide
The complete plays of Aristophanes by Aristophanes ( Book )
25 editions published between 1962 and 2006 in English and held by 871 libraries worldwide
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.
Nine Greek dramas by Aeschylus ( Book )
7 editions published in 1909 in English and held by 867 libraries worldwide
Four plays by Aristophanes ( Book )
29 editions published between 1907 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 755 libraries worldwide
Classic Greek plays offer a caricature of Socrates, a flawed utopia, a clever plan to gain peace, and a debate between deceased playwrights.
The knights by Aristophanes ( Book )
242 editions published between 1528 and 2008 in 15 languages and held by 653 libraries worldwide
Aristophanis Plutus by Aristophanes ( Book )
486 editions published between 1501 and 2010 in 19 languages and held by 586 libraries worldwide
The comedies of Aristophanes by Aristophanes ( Book )
133 editions published between 1812 and 2002 in 5 languages and held by 447 libraries worldwide
Comoediae by Aristophanes ( Book )
390 editions published between 1498 and 2003 in 10 languages and held by 308 libraries worldwide
Aristophanes Art appreciation Birds Clouds (Aristophanes) Comedy Criticism, interpretation, etc. Dionysus (Greek deity) Drama Drama--Technique Dramatists Economic history Euripides Gods, Greek Greece Greece--Athens Greek drama Greek drama (Comedy) Greek drama (Comedy)--Appreciation Greek drama--Modern presentation History Humorous plays Imaginary societies Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.) Intellectual life Knights (Aristophanes) Language and culture Language and languages Literature Literature and society Lysistrata (Fictitious character) Manners and customs Mythology, Greek Peace movements Peace treaties Peloponnesian War (Greece : 431-404 B.C.) Playwriting Political and social views Political plays, Greek Political science Politics and literature Rhetoric, Ancient Social history Socrates Technique Theater Translations Voyages to the otherworld Women Women and peace Women--Politics and government
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אריסטופאנס. כספי זיוה
אריסטופאנס. כספי זיוה
Greek, Ancient (2,075)
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Multiple languages (184)
Miscellaneous languages (9)
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