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Classical Comedy

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Classical Comedy by Aristophanes

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From the fifth to the second century BC, innovative comedy drama flourished in Greece and Rome. This collection brings together the greatest works of Classical comedy, with two early Greek plays: Aristophanes' bold, imaginative "Birds", and Menander's "The Girl from Samos", which explores popular contemporary themes of mistaken identity and sexual misbehaviour; and two later Roman comic plays: Plautus' "The Brothers Menaechmus" - the original comedy of errors - and Terence's bawdy yet sophisticated double love-plot, "The Eunuch". Together, these four plays demonstrate the development of Classical comedy, celebrating its richness, variety and extraordinary legacy to modern drama.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780140449822
ISBN-10: 0140449825
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 20mm)
Pages: 352
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 28-Sep-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Books By Author Aristophanes

Aristophanes: Frogs and Other Plays by Aristophanes Aristophanes: Frogs and Other Plays, Paperback (November 2016)

This vibrant collection of verse translations of Aristophanes' works-featuring Clouds, Women at the Thesmophoria (or Thesmophoriazusae), and Frogs-combines historical accuracy with a sensitive attempt to capture the rich dramatic and literary qualities of Aristophanic comedy.

Frogs by Aristophanes Frogs, Paperback (March 2016)

Gives readers a taste of the Classics' huge range and diversity, with works from around the world and across the centuries - including fables, decadence, heartbreak, tall tales, satire, ghosts, battles and elephants.

Birds, Peace, Wealth by Aristophanes Birds, Peace, Wealth, Paperback (January 2013)

New translations of three plays by Aristophanes: Peace, Birds, and Wealth, with Introductions and Annotations

Birds and Other Plays by Aristophanes Birds and Other Plays, Paperback (November 2008)

This is the first complete verse translation of Aristophanes' comedies to appear for more than twenty-five years and makes freshly available one of the most remarkable comic playwrights in the entire Western tradition, complete with an illuminating introduction including play by play analysis and detailed notes. Contains: Birds; Lysistrata; Assembly-Women; Wealth.

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Author Biography - Aristophanes

Little is known about Aristophanes' life (c. 445BC-c.386BC), but there is a portrait of him in Plato's Symposium. His first comedy was produced when he was 20 and he wrote 40 plays in the course of his life. Erich Segal has taught Classics at Harvard, Yale and Princeton and is currently an Honorary Fellow at Wolfson College, Oxford. He has published widely on Greek and Roman Comedy, his latest book, The Death of Comedy, was published in 2001. He is also the author of nine best-selling novels.

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