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 global at the very least, essentially the most forbidding, simply because least good understood. it is a selection of severe and interpretative essays in English dedicated completely to this poet. Addressed to experts and non-specialists alike, its function is to deliver glossy literary and philological how to endure on a few points of Aristophanic poetry most important for our realizing not just of Greek literature yet of Greek background and tradition in addition. The essays supply clean insights into 3 of Aristophanes' richest and such a lot not easy performs (Acharnians, Clouds and Lysistrate), a re-assessment of the poet's status as a lyricist, and a attention of his notoriety as an opponent of the nice battle with Sparta. it really is was hoping that those essays will stimulate in all scholars of classical antiquity renewed curiosity during this significant and provocative poet.

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