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|Editor||: Penguin UK|
Writing at a time when Athens was undergoing a crisis in its social attitudes, Aristophanes was an eloquent opponent of the demagogue and the sophist. This collection includes Lysistrata, the hilariously bawdy anti-war fantasy; The Acharnians, a plea for peace set against the background of the long war with Sparta; and The Clouds, a satire on contemporary philosophy.
|Editor||: Ivan R. Dee|
Aristophanes' great anti-war drama glorifies the power of fertility in the face of destruction. Mr. Rudall's new translation recaptures the splendid variety of diction in Aristophanes, so that instead of a heavily poetic presentation the play becomes highly theatrical.
|Editor||: University of Oklahoma Press|
Most readers nowadays encounter the plays of Aristophanes in the classroom, not the theater. Yet the "father of comedy" wrote his plays for the stage, not as literary texts. Many English translations of the plays were written decades ago, and in their outdated language they fail to capture the dramatic liveliness of the original comedies. Now Michael Ewans offers new and lively translations of three of Aristophanes' finest plays: Lysistrata, The Women's Festival, and Frogs. While remaining faithful to the original Greek, these translations are accessible to a modern audience—and actable on stage. Here readers will discover—in all its uncensored glory—the often raw sexual and scatological language Aristophanes used in his fantastically inventive works. This edition also contains all that a reader needs to understand the plays within a broader context. In his comprehensive introduction, Ewans discusses political and social aspects of Aristophanic comedy, the conventions of Greek theater, and the challenges of translating ancient Greek into modern English. In his theatrical commentaries—a unique feature of this edition—Ewans draws on his own experience of directing the plays in a replica of the original theater. In scene-by-scene analysis, he provides insight into the major issues each play raises in performance. The volume concludes with two glossaries—one of proper names and the other of Greek terms—as well as a bibliography that includes the most recent scholarship on Aristophanic comedy.
|Editor||: A&C Black|
In Aristophanes' Lysistrata, the women of Athens, fed up with the war against Sparta, go on a sex strike and barricade themselves into the acropolis to persuade their husbands to vote against the war. It is the most often performed of all Aristophanes' comedies. It is also, perhaps, the most misunderstood. This collection of essays by eight leading academics - written for sixth-form students and the general public alike - sets the play firmly in its historical and social context, while exploring Aristophanes' purpose in writing it and considering the responses of modern audiences and directors. The collection has been assembled and edited by David Stuttard, whose energetic new performing version of the play is included in this volume. Contributors include: Alan Beale; Edith Hall; Lorna Hardwick; James Morwood; Martin Revermann; James Robson; Alan H. Sommerstein; Michael Walton.
|Author||: Lisa Pace Vetter|
|Editor||: Lexington Books|
This book shows that the metaphor of the quintessentially feminine art of weaving in Homer's Odyssey, Aristophanes' Lysistrata, and Plato's Statesman and Phaedo conveys complex and inclusive teachings about human nature and political life that address the concerns of women more effectively than commonly believed.
|Editor||: Courier Corporation|
Brimming with lively humor and satirical plot devices, this timeless comedy concerns the outrageous activities of a penniless scoundrel and religious pretender as he wreaks havoc among members of his benefactor's household.
|Author||: Laura McClure|
|Editor||: Princeton University Press|
Examining tragedies and comedies by a variety of authors, she illustrates how the dramatic poets exploited speech conventions among both women and men to construct characters and to convey urgent social and political issues."--BOOK JACKET.
|Author||: Aristophanes,Samuel Smith,Aubrey Beardsley|
A Classic Available Again Aristophanes was the greatest writer of ancient Athenian "old comedy," known for its satires of contemporary life and for its broad, often obscene humor. "Lysistrata" was first produced in 411 BC, when the Peloponnesian War had been devastating Greece for 20 years. Most people know the plot: Lysistrata assembles women from all of Greece, and they agree that they will not have sex until the men make peace. Aubrey Beardsley was the greatest and the most controversial Art Nouveau illustrator in England, famous for his illustrations of Mallory's "Morte d'Arthur," Oscar Wilde's "Salome," Pope's "The Rape of the Lock," and for several magazines. Because he was associated with Oscar Wilde, Beardsley lost his job as art editor of a magazine named "The Yellow Book" in 1895, soon after Wilde was arrested for homosexuality. He was approached by Leonard Smithers, a publisher of erotic books, who asked him to illustrate "Lysistrata." His illustrations are very much in the spirit of Aristophanes, as funny as they are obscene. Beardsley converted to Catholicism in 1897, and soon after, he asked Smithers to "destroy all copies of "Lysistrata"" with its "obscene drawings," but Smithers refused. Beardsley died of tuberculosis in 1898, at the age of 26. Smithers initially published "Lysistrata" in a limited edition of one hundred copies. It was reprinted in the 1960s and 1970s, but copies have long been scarce and expensive. Though some may find it offensive, we believe it is valuable to reprint this book, so all the books illustrated by this great artist are readily available.
|Author||: Carlo Ferdinando Russo|
|Editor||: Psychology Press|
This is the classic book about Aristophanes. Russo examines the plays as libretti for actors and singers rather than as mere texts, and never loses sight of the stage.
|Author||: Janet K. Boles,Diane Long Hoeveler|
|Editor||: Scarecrow Press|
This Second Edition is an essential resource for librarians, scholars, and students. This succinct handbook includes more than 1,000 entries covering the persons, organizations, campaigns and court cases, goals and achievements, and current and future directions of the feminist movement, 75 percent of which are new and revised from the first edition. This second edition also features a more internationally focused introduction that provides an overview of the history and development of feminism as a movement and as a philosophy. Rounding out this new edition are an expanded chronology, and an updated bibliography that brings attention to many feminist online resources and periodicals, and emphasizes global and third-wave feminism, both new developments in the field since the publication of the first edition. Paying tribute to the struggles of the women, and men, who have worked to change and to improve the living conditions for women in the world, this book promises a comprehensive historical overview for readers of all interest levels.
|Author||: K. J. Dover,Kenneth James, Dover,Vice-Chancellor K J Dover|
|Editor||: Univ of California Press|
Professor Dover's newest book is designed for those who are interested in the history of comedy as an art form but who are not necessarily familiar with the Greek language. The eleven surviving plays of Aristophanes are treated as representative of a genre. Old Attic Comedy, which was artistically and intellectually homogeneous and gave expression to the spirit of Athenian society in the late fifth and early fourth centuries B.C. Aristophanes is regarded primarily not as a reformer or propagandist but as a dramatist who sought, in competition with his rivals, to win the esteem both of the general public and of the cultivated and critical minority. He succeeded in this effort by making people laugh, and the book pays more attention than has generally been paid to the technical means, whether of language or of situation, on which Aristophanes' humor depends. Particular emphasis is laid on his indifference-positively assisted by the physical limitations of the Greek theatre and the conditions of the Athenian dramatic festivals-to the maintenance of continuous “dramatic illusion” or to the provision of a dramatic event with the antecedents and consequences which might logically be expected. More importance is attached to Aristophanes' adoption of popular attitudes and beliefs, to his creation of uninhibited characters with which the spectators could identify themselves, and to his acceptance of the comic poet's traditional role as a mordant but jocular critic of morals, than to any identifiable and consistent elements in his political standpoint.
|Author||: David Konstan|
|Editor||: Oxford University Press|
In comedy, happy endings resolve real-world conflicts. These conflicts, in turn, leave their mark on the texts in the form of gaps in plot and inconsistencies of characterization. Greek Comedy and Ideology analyzes how the structure of ancient Greek comedy betrays and responds to cultural tensions in the society of the classical city-state. It explores the utopian vision of Aristophanes' comedies--for example, an all-powerful city inhabited by birds, or a world of limitless wealth presided over by the god of wealth himself--as interventions in the political issues of his time. David Konstan goes on to examine the more private world of Menandrean comedy (including two adaptations of Menander by the Roman playwright Terence), in which problems of social status, citizenship, and gender are negotiated by means of elaborately contrived plots. In conclusion, Konstan looks at an imitation of ancient comedy by Moliére, and the way in which the ideology of emerging capitalism transforms the premises of the classical genre.
|Author||: Homer,Hesiod,Archilochus,Alcaeus,Sappho,Anacreon,Theognis of Megara,Simonides of Ceos,Bacchylides,Aeschylus,Sophocles,Euripides,Aristophanes,Herodotus,Thucydides,Plato,Aristotle,Lysias,Demosthenes,Apollonius,Callimachus,Theocritus,Plutarch,Epictetus,Gilbert Murray|
e-artnow presents you the greatest works of ancient Greek literature. The selection of books is based on Yale Department of Classics required reading list. Originally designed for students, this exceptional collection will benefit greatly everyone curious about the history, language, and literary and material culture of ancient Greece. Ancient Greek literature has had a profound impact on western literature at large. In particular, many ancient Roman authors drew inspiration from their Greek predecessors. Ever since the Renaissance, European authors in general, including Dante Alighieri, William Shakespeare, John Milton, and James Joyce, have all drawn heavily on classical themes and motifs. This collection is a compound of ancient Greek wisdom, presenting all the major works of every genre of Greek literature. Ultimately, it will train you to develop powers of critical analysis by studying the important periods and major authors of Greek literature. By studying the art, history, and cultures of the ancient world you will gain the power to illuminate problems confronting contemporary society. _x000D_ Homer:_x000D_ Introduction_x000D_ Iliad_x000D_ Odyssey_x000D_ Homeric Hymns_x000D_ _x000D_ Hesiod:_x000D_ Introduction_x000D_ Works and Days_x000D_ Theogony_x000D_ _x000D_ Greek Lyric Poetry:_x000D_ Archilochus_x000D_ Alcaeus_x000D_ Sappho_x000D_ Alcman_x000D_ Anacreon_x000D_ Theognis of Megara_x000D_ Simonides of Ceos_x000D_ Bacchylides_x000D_ Pindar_x000D_ _x000D_ The Oresteia (Aeschylus):_x000D_ The Life and Work of Aeschylus_x000D_ Agamemnon_x000D_ The Choephori (The Libation-Bearers)_x000D_ Eumenides_x000D_ _x000D_ The Tragedies of Sophocles:_x000D_ The Life and Work of Sophocles_x000D_ Ajax_x000D_ Antigone_x000D_ Oedipus at Colonus_x000D_ _x000D_ The Tragedies of Euripides:_x000D_ The Life and Work of Euripides_x000D_ Medea_x000D_ Hippolytus_x000D_ Bacchae_x000D_ _x000D_ The Comedies of Aristophanes:_x000D_ The Life and Work of Aristophanes_x000D_ Frogs_x000D_ Birds_x000D_ Lysistrata_x000D_ _x000D_ Herodotus:_x000D_ The Life and Work of Herodotus_x000D_ The Histories_x000D_ _x000D_ Thucydides:_x000D_ The Life and Work of Thucydides_x000D_ History of the Peloponnesian War_x000D_ _x000D_ Plato:_x000D_ The Life and Work of Plato_x000D_ Republic_x000D_ The Apology of Socrates (Plato)_x000D_ Symposium (Plato)_x000D_ Phaedo (Plato)_x000D_ _x000D_ Aristotle:_x000D_ The Life and Work of Aristotle_x000D_ Poetics_x000D_ Politics_x000D_ Nicomachean Ethics_x000D_ _x000D_ The Orations of Lysias_x000D_ _x000D_ The Philippics (Demosthenes)_x000D_ _x000D_ Argonautica (Apollonius)_x000D_ _x000D_ Hymns of Callimachus_x000D_ _x000D_ The Idylls of Theocritus_x000D_ _x000D_ The Rise and Fall of Greek Supremasy (Plutarch):_x000D_ The Life and Work of Plutarch_x000D_ Biographies:_x000D_ Theseus_x000D_ Solon_x000D_ Themistocles_x000D_ Aristides_x000D_ Cimon_x000D_ Pericles_x000D_ Nicias_x000D_ Alcibiades_x000D_ Phocion_x000D_ Demosthenes_x000D_ _x000D_ Epictetus:_x000D_ The Enchiridion
|Author||: S. Douglas Olson|
|Editor||: Walter de Gruyter|
This wide-ranging collection, consisting of 50 essays by leading international scholars in a variety of fields, provides an overview of the reception history of a major literary genre from Greco-Roman antiquity to the present day. Section I considers how the 5th- and 4th-century Athenian comic poets defined themselves and their plays, especially in relation to other major literary forms. It then moves on to the Roman world and to the reception of Greek comedy there in art and literature. Section II deals with the European reception of Greek and Roman comedy in the Medieval, Renaissance, and Early Modern periods, and with the European stage tradition of comic theater more generally. Section III treats the handling of Greco-Roman comedy in the modern world, with attention not just to literary translations and stage-productions, but to more modern media such as radio and film. The collection will be of interest to students of ancient comedy as well as toall those concerned with how literary and theatrical traditions are passed on from one time and place to another, and adapted to meet local conditions and concerns.