By Jeffrey Henderson
Aristophanes, one of many maximum and most vital poets of the golden age of classical Greek literature, has remained, within the English-speaking international no less than, some of the most forbidding, simply because least good understood. this can be a choice of serious and interpretative essays in English committed completely to this poet. Addressed to experts and non-specialists alike, its goal is to carry sleek literary and philological how you can undergo on a few points of Aristophanic poetry most vital for our figuring out not just of Greek literature yet of Greek heritage and tradition to boot. The essays offer clean insights into 3 of Aristophanes' richest and so much tough performs (Acharnians, Clouds and Lysistrate), a re-examination of the poet's popularity as a lyricist, and a attention of his notoriety as an opponent of the nice struggle with Sparta. it's was hoping that those essays will stimulate in all scholars of classical antiquity renewed curiosity during this outstanding and provocative poet.
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