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A brilliant new commentary on one of the most famous comedies from ancient Greece, Aristophanes' Frogs. Edited by one of the world's leading scholars on Aristophanes, the book includes the complete Greek text, a comprehensive introduction, and a full and lively commentary covering just about every point of interest in this richly rewarding and entertaining play. It also offers help with translation. A must for all serious students of
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Product details

  • Paperback | 414 pages
  • 139 x 218 x 25mm | 573g
  • Clarendon Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Abridged ed.
  • 0198150059
  • 9780198150053
  • 698,997

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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.
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Table of contents

Introduction; Text; Commentary
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Review quote

A brilliant introduction ... the commentary is full and fresh ... and includes help with translation, full metrical analyses, and plenty of visualization of the play in performance. Altogether a joy! * Greece and Rome *
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