Aristophanes I has ratings and 12 reviews. Matt said: I don’t think anybody cares how I rate Aristophanes: people have been enjoying his plays for tw. Aristophanes 1: Clouds, Wasps, Birds by Aristophanes, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Results 1 – 30 of Aristophanes Plays: II: Wasps, Clouds, Birds, Festival Time, and Frogs (World Dramatists) (Vol 2) by Aristophanes and a great selection of.

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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books clous But most of us. Although Clouds is always presented as a satire about Socrates, I found it much more a satire about the main character Strepsiades, his son Pheidippides and sophist reasoning.

Aristophanes satirized the political and social issues of 5th-century-BC Athens, such as the ongoing Peloponnesian War, the structure of the city-state, the role of women in public life, and the influence of philosophers notably Socrates in shaping public opinion.

Aristophanes, 1 Palmer Bovie. Clouds, Wasps, Birds with an introduction by Ian C. Bryn Mawr Classical Review The Best Books of Book ratings by Goodreads. The puns were great as were all things relating to birds. Even more heartening for us is the current outpouring of good modern translations of Aristophanes’ comedies themselves.

A general 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.


Project MUSE Mission Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. Klara Woodson rated it liked it Apr 05, In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: In his preface Meineck reveals how strongly clkuds directorial perspective has influenced his approach: Paperbackpages.

Aristophanes I: Clouds/Wasps/Birds

I hope reading what the ancients read and imagining what they imagined is a good way for me to kickstart my voyage of diving deeper into understanding the psychological life of ancient Greeks.

It should be said immediately that the small group of readers struggling with Aristophanes’ Greek and looking for a crib might be better off with Aristophwnes translations with facing text.

I haven’t read “The Birds” but did just read “The Wasps” for the first aridtophanes. Rather confusing, though sometimes amusing.

In his version of the BirdsMeineck translates several character names was;s English: And they are worth reading: I did enjoy the play for the humor. C Arrowsmith, Parker, and Lattimore: Meineck’s endnotes instruct the reader as to pronunciation but offer no clue as to why these names alone, unlike “Strepsiades,” “Pheidippides,” “Labes” and others, have been given English equivalents.

I would love to see this acted out. About 11 of his works are known in full, and they are the only plays of the “Old Comedy” style to have survived.


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Any teacher who would assign this version of the Birds had better get used to saying “Makemedo” instead of “Peithetairos” in lectures and class discussions.

Katharine Harrison rated it liked it Jan 08, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide.

With hordes of Spartan heavy infantries stationed outside of the defensive walls of Athens, the smell of war diffused into every corner of the city and the fear of uncertainty spread through the air, aristpphanes the Athenians could not be troubled by the immense pressure from Spartans, nor would they be bothered by insidious political struggles and sporadic breakout of plagues, for they spent the most prime of their time enjoying poems, songs, plays, and dramas.

What kind of preposterous image must was;s be! Built on the Johns Hopkins University Campus.