Aristophanes: Frogs and Other Plays: A new Verse Translation, With Introduction and Notes [Audiobook] download free by Aristophanes

Aristophanes: Frogs and Other Plays: A new Verse Translation, With Introduction and Notes Audiobook download free by Aristophanes
  • Listen audiobook: Aristophanes: Frogs and Other Plays: A new Verse Translation, With Introduction and Notes
  • Author: Aristophanes
  • Release date: 2017/11/13
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Poetry and Drama
  • ISBN: 9780192824097
  • Rating: 8.59 of 10
  • Votes: 236
  • Review by: Veronica Willis
  • Review rating: 8.27 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/10/3
  • Duration: 4H53M40S in 256 kbps (80 MB)
  • Date of creation of the audiobook: 2018-08-13
  • You can listen to this audiobook in formats: WMA, Shorten, MPEG4, MPEG-4 ALS, AC3, WAV, FLAC, MP3 (compression ACE, ZIP, BZ, RAR, 7-ZIP, DEB)
  • Total pages original book: 400
  • Includes a PDF summary of 39 pages
  • Duration of the summary (audio): 26M50S (7.8 MB)
  • Description or summary of the audiobook: 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 thebracing 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 deadtragedians 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.
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Plays, Playscripts, Classical History / Classical Civilisation, Literary Studies: Plays & Playwrights, Anthologies (non-poetry), Social & Cultural Anthropology, Literary Studies: Classical, Early & Medieval
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 10.66 USD
  • Dimensions: 128x196x19mm
  • Weight: 278g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: Oxford, United Kingdom

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