Aristophanes: Frogs and Other Plays

A new verse translation, with introduction and notes

Author: Aristophanes

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0191066230

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

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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 expose his society's institutions and values to the bracing challenge of laughter. This vibrant collection of verse translations of Aristophanes' works combines historical accuracy with a sensitive attempt to capture the rich dramatic and literary qualities of Aristophanic comedy. The volume presents Clouds, with its famous caricature of the philosopher Socrates; Women at the Thesmophoria (or Thesmophoriazusae), a work which mixes elaborate parody of tragedy with a great deal of transvestite burlesque; and Frogs, in which the dead tragedians Aeschylus and Euripides engage in a vituperative contest of 'literary criticism' of each other's plays. Featuring expansive introductions to each play and detailed explanatory notes, the volume also includes an illuminating appendix, which provides information and selected fragments from the lost plays of Aristophanes.
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Die Wolken

Author: Aristophanes

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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Page: 205

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Redgauntlet

Author: Walter Scott

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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Page: 399

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Die Bakchen

Tragödie des Euripides

Author: Euripides

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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Page: 80

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The Reader's Adviser

Author: N.A

Publisher: R.R. Bowker Co.

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Category: Best books

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Aesop's Fables

Author: Aesop

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191606286

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 7194

'The story goes that a sow who had delivered a whole litter of piglets loudly accosted a lioness. "How many children do you breed?" asked the sow. "I breed only one", said the lioness, "but it is very well bred!"' The fables of Aesop have become one of the most enduring traditions of European culture, ever since they were first written down nearly two millennia ago. Aesop was reputedly a tongue-tied slave who miraculously received the power of speech; from his legendary storytelling came the collections of prose and verse fables scattered throughout Greek and Roman literature. First published in English by Caxton in 1484, the fables and their morals continue to charm modern readers: who does not know the story of the tortoise and the hare, or the boy who cried wolf? This new translation is the first to represent all the main fable collections in ancient Latin and Greek, arranged according to the fables' contents and themes. It includes 600 fables, many of which come from sources never before translated into English. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
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Classical Comedy

Author: Erich Segal

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0140449825

Category: Drama

Page: 289

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Brings together the works of Classical comedy, with two early Greek plays: Aristophanes' Birds, and Menander's The Girl from Samos; and two Roman comic plays: Plautus' The Brothers Menaechmus and Terence's double love-plot, The Eunuch. Together, these four plays demonstrate the development of Classical comedy.
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Lysistrate

(Lysistrata)

Author: Aristophanes

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3843020302

Category: Drama

Page: 68

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Aristophanes: Lysistrate. (Lysistrata) Nach zwanzig Jahren Krieg mit Sparta treten die Athenerinnen unter Frührung Lysistrates in den sexuellen Generalstreik, um ihre kriegswütigen Männer endlich zur Räson bringen. Als Lampito die Damen von Sparta zu ebensolcher Verweigerung bringen kann, geht der Plan schließlich auf. Aufführung 411 v. Chr. Neuausgabe. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2016. Textgrundlage ist die Ausgabe: Aristophanes: Lysistrate, in: Sämtliche Komödien. Übertragen von Ludwig Seeger, 2. Band, Zürich: Lizenzausgabe Buchclub Ex Libris, [o.J.], S. 401–460. Die Paginierung obiger Ausgabe wird in dieser Neuausgabe als Marginalie zeilengenau mitgeführt. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage unter Verwendung des Bildes: Frans Floris: Athene bei den Musen, 1560. Gesetzt aus der Minion Pro, 11 pt. Über den Autor: 444 v. Chr. in Athen geboren, schreibt Aristophanes nach gründlicher dramaturgischer Ausbildung etwa 40 Stücke, die sich stets auch auf zeitgenössische Ereignisse beziehen. Dabei scheut er vor drastischer Zuspitzung und scharfer Satire nicht zurück. Er spottet über die Sophisten und Sokrates gleichermaßen und seine Verunglimpfung des Kleon bringt ihm eine Klage ein. Dennoch - oder gerade deshalb - ist er als einer der ganz großen Komödiendichter schon zu Lebzeichen ein ebenso hochausgezeichneter wie angesehener Mann. Platon schließlich setzt ihm posthum ein Denkmal mit seiner Rolle in dem berühmten Gastmahl.
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Aristophanes and Athens

An Introduction to the Plays

Author: Douglas Maurice MacDowell

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 362

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This book provides an accessible introduction to each of Aristophanes' plays, focusing particularly on their relationship to Athenian politics and life, and to the effect that Aristophanes hoped to have on his audience. All passages quoted from them are given in new verse translations, and readers do not need any knowledge of Greek. But scholarly problems are not ignored, and specialists will find here both new suggestions and summaries of different interpretations with recent bibliographical information in the notes.
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The Bookman

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Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Bibliography

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Kann man heute noch etwas anfangen mit Aristoteles?

Author: Otfried Höffe,Thomas Buchheim,Dorothea Frede,Stephen Halliwell

Publisher: Meiner Verlag

ISBN: 3787323759

Category: Philosophy

Page: 281

View: 8055

Die Autoren dieses Bandes machen plausibel, daß Aristoteles' Denken trotz oder teilweise sogar aufgrund zunächst wenig attraktiv erscheinender Differenzen zu philosophischen Grundtendenzen der neuzeitlichen Philosophie und Geistesgeschichte für heutige Überlegungen fruchtbar gemacht werden kann, und zwar in der Ontologie und Philosophie des Geistes ebenso wie in der Ethik und Ästhetik.
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The Classical World

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Civilization, Ancient

Page: N.A

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Eine Insel im Meer der Geschichten

Untersuchungen zu Mythen aus Lemnos

Author: Virgilio Masciadri

Publisher: Franz Steiner Verlag Wiesbaden gmbh

ISBN: 9783515088183

Category: Fiction

Page: 412

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This volume focuses on three Greek myths connected to the island of Lemnos in the northern Aegean. The relate how the hero Philoktetos is wounded by a snake, how the island's women kill their husbands, and how Hephaistos, god of the forge, fell from heaven to earth. The inner workings of these three myths is analyzed, as well as their relationship to other myths and specific geographical and historical circumstances. Based on a newly conceived structuralistic interpretation, this volume offers interesting insights into the analysis of myths in general. German text.
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