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Aristophanes: Frogs and Other Plays

Aristophanes: Frogs and Other Plays

A new verse translation, with introduction and notes

  • Author: Aristophanes
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0191066230
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 368
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Aristophanes is the only surviving representative of Greek Old Comedy, an exuberant form of festival drama which flourished in Athens during the fifth century BC. One of the most original playwrights in the entire Western tradition, his comedies are remarkable for their brilliant combination of fantasy and satire, their constantly inventive manipulation of language, and their use of absurd characters and plots to expose his society's institutions and values to the bracing challenge of laughter. This vibrant collection of verse translations of Aristophanes' works combines historical accuracy with a sensitive attempt to capture the rich dramatic and literary qualities of Aristophanic comedy. The volume presents Clouds, with its famous caricature of the philosopher Socrates; Women at the Thesmophoria (or Thesmophoriazusae), a work which mixes elaborate parody of tragedy with a great deal of transvestite burlesque; and Frogs, in which the dead tragedians Aeschylus and Euripides engage in a vituperative contest of 'literary criticism' of each other's plays. Featuring expansive introductions to each play and detailed explanatory notes, the volume also includes an illuminating appendix, which provides information and selected fragments from the lost plays of Aristophanes.

Die Wolken

Die Wolken

  • Author: Aristophanes
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
  • Page: 205
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Redgauntlet

Redgauntlet

  • Author: Walter Scott
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
  • Page: 399
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Die Bakchen

Die Bakchen

Tragödie des Euripides

  • Author: Euripides
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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  • Page: 80
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The Reader's Adviser

The Reader's Adviser

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: R.R. Bowker Co.
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Best books
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Aesop's Fables

Aesop's Fables

  • Author: Aesop
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191606286
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 352
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'The story goes that a sow who had delivered a whole litter of piglets loudly accosted a lioness. "How many children do you breed?" asked the sow. "I breed only one", said the lioness, "but it is very well bred!"' The fables of Aesop have become one of the most enduring traditions of European culture, ever since they were first written down nearly two millennia ago. Aesop was reputedly a tongue-tied slave who miraculously received the power of speech; from his legendary storytelling came the collections of prose and verse fables scattered throughout Greek and Roman literature. First published in English by Caxton in 1484, the fables and their morals continue to charm modern readers: who does not know the story of the tortoise and the hare, or the boy who cried wolf? This new translation is the first to represent all the main fable collections in ancient Latin and Greek, arranged according to the fables' contents and themes. It includes 600 fables, many of which come from sources never before translated into English. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

British Books in Print

British Books in Print

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  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Publishers' catalogs
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Classical Comedy

Classical Comedy

  • Author: Erich Segal
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0140449825
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 289
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Brings together the works of Classical comedy, with two early Greek plays: Aristophanes' Birds, and Menander's The Girl from Samos; and two Roman comic plays: Plautus' The Brothers Menaechmus and Terence's double love-plot, The Eunuch. Together, these four plays demonstrate the development of Classical comedy.

Lysistrate

Lysistrate

(Lysistrata)

  • Author: Aristophanes
  • Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
  • ISBN: 3843020302
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 68
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Aristophanes: Lysistrate. (Lysistrata) Nach zwanzig Jahren Krieg mit Sparta treten die Athenerinnen unter Frührung Lysistrates in den sexuellen Generalstreik, um ihre kriegswütigen Männer endlich zur Räson bringen. Als Lampito die Damen von Sparta zu ebensolcher Verweigerung bringen kann, geht der Plan schließlich auf. Aufführung 411 v. Chr. Neuausgabe. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2016. Textgrundlage ist die Ausgabe: Aristophanes: Lysistrate, in: Sämtliche Komödien. Übertragen von Ludwig Seeger, 2. Band, Zürich: Lizenzausgabe Buchclub Ex Libris, [o.J.], S. 401–460. Die Paginierung obiger Ausgabe wird in dieser Neuausgabe als Marginalie zeilengenau mitgeführt. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage unter Verwendung des Bildes: Frans Floris: Athene bei den Musen, 1560. Gesetzt aus der Minion Pro, 11 pt. Über den Autor: 444 v. Chr. in Athen geboren, schreibt Aristophanes nach gründlicher dramaturgischer Ausbildung etwa 40 Stücke, die sich stets auch auf zeitgenössische Ereignisse beziehen. Dabei scheut er vor drastischer Zuspitzung und scharfer Satire nicht zurück. Er spottet über die Sophisten und Sokrates gleichermaßen und seine Verunglimpfung des Kleon bringt ihm eine Klage ein. Dennoch - oder gerade deshalb - ist er als einer der ganz großen Komödiendichter schon zu Lebzeichen ein ebenso hochausgezeichneter wie angesehener Mann. Platon schließlich setzt ihm posthum ein Denkmal mit seiner Rolle in dem berühmten Gastmahl.

Books in Print 2009-2010

Books in Print 2009-2010

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780835250191
  • Category: Publishers' catalogs
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Aristophanes and Athens

Aristophanes and Athens

An Introduction to the Plays

  • Author: Douglas Maurice MacDowell
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 362
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This book provides an accessible introduction to each of Aristophanes' plays, focusing particularly on their relationship to Athenian politics and life, and to the effect that Aristophanes hoped to have on his audience. All passages quoted from them are given in new verse translations, and readers do not need any knowledge of Greek. But scholarly problems are not ignored, and specialists will find here both new suggestions and summaries of different interpretations with recent bibliographical information in the notes.

The Publishers' Trade List Annual

The Publishers' Trade List Annual

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: American literature
  • Page: N.A
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The Bookman

The Bookman

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Bibliography
  • Page: N.A
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Kann man heute noch etwas anfangen mit Aristoteles?

Kann man heute noch etwas anfangen mit Aristoteles?

  • Author: Otfried Höffe,Thomas Buchheim,Dorothea Frede,Stephen Halliwell
  • Publisher: Meiner Verlag
  • ISBN: 3787323759
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 281
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Die Autoren dieses Bandes machen plausibel, daß Aristoteles' Denken trotz oder teilweise sogar aufgrund zunächst wenig attraktiv erscheinender Differenzen zu philosophischen Grundtendenzen der neuzeitlichen Philosophie und Geistesgeschichte für heutige Überlegungen fruchtbar gemacht werden kann, und zwar in der Ontologie und Philosophie des Geistes ebenso wie in der Ethik und Ästhetik.

The London Literary Gazette and Journal of Belles Lettres, Arts, Sciences, Etc

The London Literary Gazette and Journal of Belles Lettres, Arts, Sciences, Etc

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  • Publisher: N.A
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Public Library Catalog

Public Library Catalog

  • Author: Juliette Yaakov
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Best books
  • Page: N.A
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The Classical World

The Classical World

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Civilization, Ancient
  • Page: N.A
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Eine Insel im Meer der Geschichten

Eine Insel im Meer der Geschichten

Untersuchungen zu Mythen aus Lemnos

  • Author: Virgilio Masciadri
  • Publisher: Franz Steiner Verlag Wiesbaden gmbh
  • ISBN: 9783515088183
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 412
  • View: 6440
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This volume focuses on three Greek myths connected to the island of Lemnos in the northern Aegean. The relate how the hero Philoktetos is wounded by a snake, how the island's women kill their husbands, and how Hephaistos, god of the forge, fell from heaven to earth. The inner workings of these three myths is analyzed, as well as their relationship to other myths and specific geographical and historical circumstances. Based on a newly conceived structuralistic interpretation, this volume offers interesting insights into the analysis of myths in general. German text.

Whitaker's Books in Print

Whitaker's Books in Print

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Bibliography, National
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American Book Publishing Record Cumulative, 1876-1949: Non-Dewey decimal classified titles

American Book Publishing Record Cumulative, 1876-1949: Non-Dewey decimal classified titles

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  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: United States
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