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 at the very least, the most forbidding, simply because least good understood. it is a choice of serious and interpretative essays in English committed solely to this poet. Addressed to experts and non-specialists alike, its objective is to carry glossy literary and philological how you can undergo on a few points of Aristophanic poetry most important for our knowing 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 demanding performs (Acharnians, Clouds and Lysistrate), a re-examination of the poet's status as a lyricist, and a attention of his notoriety as an opponent of the nice warfare with Sparta. it really is was hoping that those essays will stimulate in all scholars of classical antiquity renewed curiosity during this incredible and provocative poet.
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