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This is an English translation of Aristophanes' popular comedy in which the god Dionysus seeks to bring the great dramatist Euripides from Hades, where he encounters another great Classical playwright, Aeschylus. Includes background material on the historical and cultural context of this work, suggestions for further reading, and notes. The Focus Classical Library provides close translations with notes and essays to provide access to understanding Greek culture and the roots of contemporary thought.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 10.16mm | 200g
  • MA, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 158510308X
  • 9781585103089
  • 876,487

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The Focus Classical Library is dedicated to providing modern students with the best of Classical literature in contemporary translations, with notes and introducitons, to provide access to the culture and context at the roots of contemporary thought.
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Henderson has produced a charming translation of one of Aristophanes' most beloved plays. [This translation] will be useful for Greekless readers (undergraduates or general audiences) who will not require the Greek text. Henderson's detailed introduction in particular will be quite valuable for undergraduate or general readers as well. - Erin K. Moodie, Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2009.01.32
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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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