Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Get Latest Book News + FREE Shipping. Subscribe to the Boomerang Books Bulletin eNewsletter right now!

Description - Frogs by Aristophanes

Aristophanes has long been admired for his brilliant satire of the social, intellectual, and political life of Athens at its height. The new Loeb Classical Library edition of his plays - with a suitably romping translation facing a freshly edited Greek text - is brought to completion with this fourth volume. "Frogs" was produced in 405 b.c., shortly after the deaths of Sophocles and Euripides. Dionysus, on a journey to the underworld to retrieve Euripides, is recruited to judge a contest between the traditional Aeschylus and the modern Euripides, a contest that yields both comedy and insight on ancient literary taste. In "Assemblywomen" Athenian women plot to save Athens from male misgovernance. They institute a new social order in which all inequalities based on wealth, age, and beauty are eliminated-with raucously comical results. The gentle humour and straightforward morality of "Wealth" made it the most popular of Aristophanes' plays from classical times to the Renaissance. Here the god Wealth, cured of his blindness, is able to distinguish good people from bad.

Buy Frogs by Aristophanes from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780674995963
ISBN-10: 0674995961
Format: Hardback
(169mm x 119mm x mm)
Pages: 624
Imprint: LOEB
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 6-Mar-2002
Country of Publication: United States

Book Reviews - Frogs by Aristophanes

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Frogs book by Aristophanes and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review

Books By Aristophanes

Aristophanes: Frogs and Other Plays by Aristophanes
Paperback, December 2016
Lysistrata by Aristophanes
Paperback, April 2009
Birds and Other Plays by Aristophanes
Paperback, November 2008
Frogs by Aristophanes
Paperback, April 2008