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Aristophanes

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Works: 2,580 works in 14,197 publications in 35 languages and 129,094 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy plays  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Tragedies (Drama)  Trials, litigation, etc  Fiction  Humor  Theatrical adaptations  Satirical literature 
Roles: Author, Honoree, Other, Bibliographic antecedent, Contributor, Lyricist, Creator, Librettist, Composer
Classifications: PA3877, 882.01
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Lysistrata by Aristophanes( Book )

734 editions published between 1515 and 2018 in 28 languages and held by 7,917 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Aristophanes' most popular play, sex is a powerful agent of reconciliation. As war ravages ancient Greece, a band of women, led by Lysistrata, promise to deny their husbands all sex until they stop fighting. This volume of Lysistrata brings the play up to date with modern scholarship, providing an account of its history and containing new information about the comic theater and its social and political context. Lysistrata not only brims with topical references to social life, religion, and politics in classical Athens; it is also one of the best sources for information on the life of women in antiquity, offering a unique glimpse of their everyday life
The frogs by Aristophanes( Book )

781 editions published between 1524 and 2018 in 18 languages and held by 7,853 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Among extant Greek comedies, the Frogs is unique for the light it throws on classical Greek attitudes to tragedy and to literature in general. Sir Kenneth Dover's authoritative edition, which drew together the relevant scholarship in a full introduction and extensive commentary, has been the most comprehensive edition available
The birds by Aristophanes( )

597 editions published between 1380 and 2018 in 14 languages and held by 7,813 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to the birds of the world and their characteristicsand behavior. Includes birds of the tropics, sea and shore, river, marsh, woods, fields, and town
Clouds by Aristophanes( Book )

642 editions published between 1521 and 2019 in 17 languages and held by 5,446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Catholic University of America Speech and Drama Department presents Aristophanes' "The Clouds," translated by William Arrowsmith, directed by Leo Brady, choral interpretation by Josephine McGarry Callan, setting and lighting by James D. Waring, costumes by Joseph Lewis
The Acharnians by Aristophanes( Book )

411 editions published between 1798 and 2018 in 13 languages and held by 3,054 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A farcical comedy about war and peace
Peace by Aristophanes( Book )

324 editions published between 1586 and 2018 in 16 languages and held by 2,685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This edition of Aristophanes' 'Peace' includes commentary focusing on the realities of life in classical Athens and examines the practical problems of staging. The introduction examines Aristophanes' early career and the politics of the Greek world
The wasps by Aristophanes( Book )

251 editions published between 1540 and 2018 in 14 languages and held by 2,461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A farce dealing with the antics of the Athenian jurors
The complete Greek drama; all the extant tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides, and the comedies of Aristophanes and Menander, in a variety of translations by Whitney J Oates( Book )

9 editions published in 1938 in English and held by 2,160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Knights by Aristophanes( Book )

253 editions published between 1730 and 2017 in 11 languages and held by 1,604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Knights' is a satire on the social and political life of classical Athens during the Peloponnesian War, focusing on Paphlagonian, a comic monstrosity responsible for almost everything that's wrong with the world, and under the guise of whom Aristophanes was targeting the pro-war populist Cleon, who had previously brought a slander prosecution against the playwright. The play relies heavily on allegory and won first prize at the Lenaia festival when it was produced in 424 BC
Thesmophoriazusae by Aristophanes( Book )

140 editions published between 1800 and 2018 in 8 languages and held by 1,143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Thesmophoriazusae is perhaps the funniest of all Aristophanes' comedies, in which gender inversion and transvestism run riot as the tragic dramatist Euripides is made to take part in a hilarious spoof on some of his own favourite plot lines, with his own life at stake as well as that of his own loyal and much-put-upon old relative. This edition offers a freshly constituted text making use of papyri published within the last few years, together with the first fully annotated English translation there has been of this play."--BOOK JACKET
Aristophanis Comoediae by Aristophanes( Book )

178 editions published between 1783 and 1988 in 8 languages and held by 1,118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ecclesiazusae by Aristophanes( Book )

75 editions published between 1881 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 1,053 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Aristophanes' Ecclesiazusae, probably produced in 391 BC, is a typically Aristophanic fantasy of gender inversion, obscenity and farce, the earliest surviving work in the western Utopian tradition, and the source of a blueprint for a communist society on which Plato may well have drawn in his Republic. This edition attempts to set the play, more closely than has usually been done, against the background of Athens at the time of its production, when she had just spurned what proved to be her last opportunity to escape from a war she had not the resources to fight, and to define the details of staging as precisely as the text will allow."--Jacket
Nine Greek dramas by Aeschylus( Book )

25 editions published between 1909 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 975 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wealth by Aristophanes( Book )

236 editions published between 1517 and 2017 in 15 languages and held by 908 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume is the first edition with commentary since 1907 of Aristophanes' last surviving play, in which, as so often before, an audacious and imaginative hero finds a miraculous remedy for the all-too-real ills of the contemporary world - in this case the concentration of wealth in the hands of those who don't deserve it at the expense of those who do. To achieve this he needs the aid of no less than three gods, and the play contains the fullest single surviving account of a visit to a sanctuary of the healing god Asclepius."--Jacket
The Acharnians of Aristophanes by Aristophanes( Book )

112 editions published between 1863 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wasps ; The poet and the women ; The frogs by Aristophanes( Book )

2 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wasps - The poet and the women - The frogs; Aristophanes was the last and greatest of the Old Attic Comedians - Today much of the humour and fantasy seems oddly contemporary
Aristophanis Comoedias by Aristophanes( Book )

104 editions published between 1852 and 1923 in 5 languages and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The eleven comedies by Aristophanes( Book )

6 editions published between 1936 and 2011 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This anthology is a thorough introduction to classic literature for those who have not yet experienced these literary masterworks. For those who have known and loved these works in the past, this is an invitation to reunite with old friends in a fresh new format. From Shakespeare's finesse to Oscar Wilde's wit, this unique collection brings together works as diverse and influential as The Pilgrim s Progress and Othello. As an anthology that invites readers to immerse themselves in the masterpieces of the literary giants, it is must-have addition to any library
Fragments by Aristophanes( Book )

19 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The eleven plays by Aristophanes that have come down to us intact brilliantly illuminate the eventful period spanned by his forty-year career, beginning with the first production in 427 BCE. But the Athenians knew much more of his work: over forty plays by Aristophanes were read in antiquity, of which nearly a thousand fragments survive. These provide a fuller picture of the poet's ever astonishing comic vitality and a wealth of information and insights about his world. Jeffrey Henderson's new, widely acclaimed Loeb edition of Aristophanes is completed by this volume containing what survives from, and about, his lost plays, hitherto inaccessible to the nonspecialist, and incorporating the enormous scholarly advances that have been achieved in recent years. Each fragmentary play is prefaced by a summary of what can be inferred about its plot, characters, themes, theatricality, and topical significance. Also included in this edition are the ancient reports about Aristophanes' life, works, and influence on the later comic tradition
The trials of Socrates : six classic texts by Plato( Book )

7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lampooned in 406 B.C.E. in a blistering Aristophanic satire, Socrates was tried in 399 B.C.E. on a charge of corrupting the youth, convicted by a jury of about five hundred of his peers, and condemned to death. Glimpsed today through the extant writings of his contemporaries and near-contemporaries, he remains for us as compelling, enigmatic, and elusive a figure as Jesus or Buddha. Although present-day (like ancient Greek) opinion on the real Socrates diverges widely, six classic texts that any informed judgment of him must take into account appear together, for the first time, in this volume. Those of Plato and Xenophon appear in new, previously unpublished translations that combine accuracy, accessibility, and readability; that of Aristophanes' Clouds offers these same qualities in an unbowdlerized translation that captures brilliantly the bite of Aristophanes' wit. An Introduction to each text and judicious footnotes provide crucial background information and important cross-references.--Publisher's description
 
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