The Frogs, Volumes 1-2

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Clarendon Press, 1905 - 157 pages
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Page 15 - the criticism of Aristophanes probably hit the truth exactly,. both in a moral and a poetical point of view :
Page 27 - justified the breach of an uttered oath on the plea of a mental reservation. Whereas, what Hippolytus means is that he has taken the oath, without knowing what it implies, yet nevertheless he
Page 7 - rebuke to the political spirit and literary taste of the thoughtless citizens of Athens. Even the character of Xanthias, a mixture of shrewdness, arrogance, and disloyalty, is intended to be a hit at the false relation between servants and masters, brought about by that foolish indulgence towards slaves, which had grown up during the Peloponnesian war. (See on Nub. 6, 7
Page 71 - which has come down to us, is an unfortunate rather than a guilty woman: a victim rather than a votary of Aphrodite. But Euripides had brought out an earlier play called
Page 33 - The mysteries connected with the celebration of the Anthesteria were held at night in the ancient temple
Page 15 - the hatred of Aristophanes for the poet must have been very intense ; for while he knows when to spare Cleon, and how to respect the memory of Lamachus, he shows no mercy to Euripides ; but, as

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