The acknowledged master of Greek comedy, Aristophanes brilliantly combines serious political satire with bawdiness, pyrotechnical bombast with delicate lyrics. This volumes features his four most celebrated masterpieces: THE CLOUDS, THE BIRDS, LYSISTRATA, and THE FROGS. Three of the leading translators of the 20th century--William Arrowsmith, Richmond Lattimore, and Douglas Parker--have created versions of the comedies that are at once contemporary, historically accurate, and funny. Also included are introductions to each play that describe the historical and literary background of the work.
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Review: Four Plays: The Clouds/The Birds/Lysistrata/The FrogsUser Review - ben - Goodreads
This was my first time reading Aristophanes, and I have always heard he's a comedic genius, but I was blown away by how modern some of these jokes are. The obscure poking at his contemporary ... Read full review
Review: Four Plays: The Clouds/The Birds/Lysistrata/The FrogsUser Review - Lotz - Goodreads
Although such evidence is hardly scientific, I can't help but think that Aristophanes's continuing enjoyability of more than two millennia shows something essential about human nature. It's really ... Read full review