The Birds

The Birds

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This is an English translation of Aristophanes' greatest comedy the Birds and is the story of birds taking control of the government. Includes background material on the historical and cultural context of this work, suggestions for further reading, and notes. Focus Classical Library provides close translations with notes and essays to provide access to understanding Greek culture.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 98 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 7.62mm | 141g
  • MA, United States
  • English
  • 0941051870
  • 9780941051873
  • 1,535,918

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Translation in English with notes, map and introduction. One of Aristophanes greatest comedies. Considered by many to be his masterpiece, it is the story of birds taking control of the government, called in this translation Cloudcuckooland..
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About Aristophanes

Jeffrey Henderson (PhD Harvard) is William Goodwin Aurelio Professor of Greek Language and Literature at Boston University, and General Editor of the Loeb Classical Library. He is the author of groundbreaking translations and articles on Greek comic dramatists. His other translations for Focus Classical Library include Aristophanes' "Lysistrata," "Clouds, "Frogs," "The Birds," and "Three Comedies: Acharnians, Lysistrata, Clouds."
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