Published June 25, 2007
by Kessinger Publishing, LLC .
Written in English
|Contributions||C. A. Wheelwright (Translator)|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||332|
Volume 2 has the last 6 of the 11 comedies of Aristophanes. As in the first volume they were quite funny, though a bit raunchy. The last one was interesting in that it didn't seem like a comedy but was almost more like a morality play on wealth. Overall, these comedies are worth reading to give you a feel for ancient s: They are The Acharnians, The Birds, The Clouds, The Ecclesiazusae, The Frogs, The Knights, Peace, Plutus (Wealth), The Thesmophoriazusae, and The Wasps. These plays have been translated into m Aristophanes (Greek: αριστοφάνης; c. BCE – c. BCE) was a playwright of ancient Athens/5(22). Comedies of Aristophanes v.2 by Aristophanes. Publication date Usage Public Domain Mark Topics Aristophanes Plutus, with a translation of the Menaechmi of Plautus. From the Brittle Books digitization program at the Ohio State University Libraries. Addeddate Identifier ComediesOfAristophanesV.2 Identifier. The Frogs (Ancient Greek: βάτραχοι Bátrachoi, "Frogs") is a comedy written by the Ancient Greek playwright Aristophanes. It was performed at the Lenaia, one of the Festivals of Dionysus in Athens, in BC, and received first place. The Frogs tells the story of the god Dionysus, who.
The Comedies of Aristophanes, Aristophanes Volume 2 of The Comedies of Aristophanes: A New and Literal Translation from the Revised Text of Dindorf, with Notes and Extracts from the Best Metrical. Comic drama (what is now known as Old Comedy) was already well-established by Aristophanes’ time, although the first official comedy was not staged at the City Dionysia until BCE, by which time tragedy had already been long established there. It was under the comic genius of Aristophanes that Old Comedy received its fullest development, and he was able to contrast infinitely graceful poetic Ratings: It's Aristophanes. Of course it's a classic. Frogs is an ancient Greek play as as they all are, not simple straightforward, girl gets guy kind of plot. It is highly amusing but to understand the humor, some knowledge of ancient greek playwrights and gods is necessary. Good introduction and interesting notes make for a good read/5(24). Aristophanes (/ ˌ ær ɪ ˈ s t ɒ f ə n iː z /; Ancient Greek: Ἀριστοφάνης, pronounced [aristopʰánɛːs]; c. – c. BC), son of Philippus, of the deme Kydathenaion (Latin: Cydathenaeum), was a comic playwright of ancient Athens and a poet of Old Attic Comedy. Eleven of his forty plays survive virtually complete. These provide the most valuable examples of a genre of Born: c. BC, Athens.
5 comedic plays of varying quality, would rank them as: lysistrata the frogs the clouds the birds the wasps surprised there hasnt been a decent film adaptation of lysistrata unless i'm missing something obvious, dont really want to step to a CUNY production on youtube. it seems like it would be by far the easiest to adapt and the most relatable to modern times - added hilarity here with the /5. The plays in this volume all contain Aristophanes' trademark bawdy comedy and dazzling verbal agility. In THE BIRDS, two frustrated Athenians join the birds to build the utopian city of 'Much Cuckoo in the Clouds'. Aristophanes, (born c. bce —died c. bce), the greatest representative of ancient Greek comedy and the one whose works have been preserved in greatest quantity. He is the only extant representative of the Old Comedy —that is, of the phase of comic dramaturgy (c. The Clouds (Ancient Greek: Νεφέλαι Nephelai) is a Greek comedy play written by the playwright Aristophanes.A lampooning of intellectual fashions in classical Athens, it was originally produced at the City Dionysia in BC and was not as well received as the author had hoped, coming last of the three plays competing at the festival that year. It was revised between and BC and Characters: Strepsiades an elderly farmer, Pheidippides .