Aristophanes I: Clouds, Wasps, Birds

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 9/1/1998
  • Publisher: Hackett Pub Co Inc

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Originally adapted for the stage, Peter Meineck's revised translations achieve a level of fidelity appropriate for classroom use while managing to preserve the wit and energy that led The New Yorker to judge his Clouds "The best Greek drama we've ever seen anywhere." and The Times Literary Supplement to describe his Wasps as "Hugely enjoyable and very, very funny." A general introduction, introductions to the plays, and detailed notes on staging, history, religious practice and myth combine to make this a remarkably useful teaching text.

Table of Contents

General Introductionp. vii
Diagram of the Stagep. xxxviii
Translator's Prefacep. xxxix
Clouds: Introductionp. 2
Clouds: Cast of Charactersp. 8
Cloudsp. 9
Clouds: Endnotesp. 107
Wasps: Introductionp. 125
Wasps: Cast of Charactersp. 132
Waspsp. 133
Wasps: Endnotesp. 234
Birds: Introductionp. 262
Birds: Cast of Charactersp. 266
Birdsp. 267
Birds: Endnotesp. 382
The First Version of Cloudsp. 401
Works Citedp. 406
Further Readingp. 409
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