Aristophanes 1: Clouds, Wasps, Birds
Originally adapted for the stage, Peter Meineck's revised translations achieve a level of fidelity appropriate for classroom use while managing to preserve the wit and energy that led The New Yorker to judge his Clouds "The best Greek drama we've ever seen anywhere." and The Times Literary Supplement to describe his Wasps as "Hugely enjoyable and very, very funny." A general introduction, introductions to the plays, and detailed notes on staging, history, religious practice and myth combine to make this a remarkably useful teaching text.
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Review: Aristophanes 1: Clouds/Wasps/BirdsUser Review - Christopher Sutch - Goodreads
These are adequate translations of notoriously difficult Greek to English works. They work by changing topical Greek subjects tackled by Aristophanes into rough American mid-20th-century analogs. The ... Read full review
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Acharnians actors Aeschylus Apollo Aristophanes arse Athenian Athens Attica audience aulos beat Birds lines Boardman Chaerephon chariot chorus Cinesias Cleon Cleonymus Cloudcuckooland Clouds cock comic CONTRACLEON damn dance Dardanis Dionysia Dionysus earth Enter Eupolis Euripides Exit father festival Frogs give goddess gods GOODHOPE Greek hear Henderson 1991 Heracles HOOPOE Hyperbolus Inferior Argument Iris Jerkoffalot joke jurors jury king Labes Lenaea look MAKEMEDO mean Meton Myrtia never nice night note on line obols Old Comedy parabasis Persian phallus Pheidippides Plato play poet political politician Pondertorium Poseidon Procleon Prometheus Prophet reference rites sacred sacrifice scene building Second Creditor sexual sing slaves Socrates Sommerstein song SOSIAS Spartan Stage Direction stage left door stage right door Strepsiades STUDENT SUPERIOR tell Tereus theatre there's thing tio tio tragedy Wasps Wasps lines What's wings XANTHIAS Zeus