Aristophanes: Clouds
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Aristophanes: Clouds

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Clouds is a partly revised version of a play that failed when it was first produced. It has always fascinated (and usually shocked) students of philosophy because of its portrayal of Socrates as an atheist and a teacher of dishonest rhetoric, justly punished by the agents of the gods whom he refuses to recognise. First published in 1982, this volume has been continuously up-dated, including the most recent printing in 1998. Text with facing translation, commentary and notes.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 154 x 210 x 16mm | 322.06g
  • Liverpool University Press
  • Aris & Phillips Ltd
  • Warminster, United Kingdom
  • Greek, Ancient (to 1453)
  • 0856682101
  • 9780856682100
  • 557,775

Table of contents

Preface; References and abbreviations; Introductory note to Clouds; Note on the text; Parallel Greek Text and English translation; Commentary.show more

About Aristophanes

Alan H Sommerstein is Professor of Greek and Director of the Centre for Ancient Drama and its Reception, University of Nottingham; editor of the Aristophanes volumes in the Aris PHIllips Classical Texts series and of Aeschylus Eumenides (Cambridge, 1989); author of Aeschylean Tragedy (Bari, 1996) and of Greek Drama and Dramatists (London, 2002); co-editor of Tragedy, Comedy and the Polis (Bari, 1993), Shards from Kolonos: Studies in Sophoclean Fragments (Bari, forthcoming) and several other multi-author volumes. He is coordinating a collaborative edition of selected fragmentary plays of Sophocles for this series.show more