Lysistrata by Aristophanes
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Lysistrata by Aristophanes

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This rollicking new translation of Aristophanes' comic masterpiece is rendered in blank verse for dialogue and in lyric meters and free verse for the songs. Appended commentary essayson Athenian democracy, ancient Greek warfare, Athenian women, and Greek Comedyoffer lively and informative discussions not only of Aristophanes, but of the broader fifth-century social, political, and cultural context as well.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780872206045
ISBN-10: 0872206041
Format: Hardback
(215mm x 9mm x 13mm)
Pages: 136
Imprint: Hackett Publishing Co, Inc
Publisher: Hackett Publishing Co, Inc
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2003
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Aristophanes

Peter Meineck is Clinical Associate Professor of Classics, New York University, and Artistic Director of the Aquila Theatre Company. Sarah Ruden, poet and essayist, received her Ph.D. in Classics from Harvard University.

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