Aristophanes: Essays in Interpretation (Yale Classical Studies)

Aristophanes: Essays in Interpretation (Yale Classical Studies)


Aristophanes, one of many maximum and most crucial poets of the golden age of classical Greek literature, has remained, within the English-speaking international at the least, the most forbidding, simply because least good understood. it is a number of severe and interpretative essays in English committed totally to this poet. Addressed to experts and non-specialists alike, its function is to carry glossy literary and philological how to endure on a few facets of Aristophanic poetry most important for our realizing not just of Greek literature yet of Greek historical past and tradition to boot. The essays offer clean insights into 3 of Aristophanes' richest and so much tough performs (Acharnians, Clouds and Lysistrate), a re-examination of the poet's reputation as a lyricist, and a attention of his notoriety as an opponent of the nice warfare with Sparta. it really is was hoping that those essays will stimulate in all scholars of classical antiquity renewed curiosity during this superb and provocative poet.

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