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Aristophanes : Clouds ; Women at the Thesmophoria ; Frogs

Author: Aristophanes; Stephen Halliwell
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Drama : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Aristophanes is the only surviving representative of Greek Old Comedy, an exuberant form of festival drama which flourished in Athens during the fifth century BC. One of the most original playwrights in the entire Western tradition, his comedies are remarkable for their brilliant combination of fantasy and satire, their constantly inventive manipulation of language, and their use of absurd characters and plots to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Translations
Verse drama
Translations into English
Named Person: Aristophanes; Aristophanes.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Aristophanes; Stephen Halliwell
ISBN: 9780198149941 0198149948
OCLC Number: 932857618
Language Note: In English, translated from Ancient Greek.
Description: xcv, 298 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Clouds --
Women at the Thesmophoria --
Frogs.
Other Titles: Works.
Clouds ;
Responsibility: a verse translation, with introduction and notes by Stephen Halliwell.
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