Acharnians / Knights

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Aristophanes (ca. 446-386 B.C.), one of the world's greatest comic dramatists, has been admired since antiquity for his iridescent wit and beguiling fantasy, exuberant language, and brilliant satire of the social, intellectual, and political life of Athens at its height. In a new Loeb Classical Library edition of Aristophanes' plays, Jeffrey Henderson presents a freshly edited Greek text facing a lively, unexpurgated translation with full explanatory notes.
The general introduction that begins Volume I brings current scholarly insights to bear on the intriguing question of the comic poet as a political force. In "Acharnians a small landowner, tired of the Peloponnesian War, magically arranges a personal peace treaty and demonstrates the injustice of war in a contest with the bellicose Acharnians. Also in this volume is "Knights, perhaps the most biting satire of a political figure.

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Autor: Aristophanes
ISBN-13 :: 9780674995673
ISBN: 0674995678
Erscheinungsjahr: 29.05.1998
Verlag: Harvard University Press
Gewicht: 314g
Seiten: 408
Sprache: Englisch
Auflage Revised ed
Sonstiges: Taschenbuch, 171x115x26 mm, notes
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