The Resource Four plays : Clouds, Birds, Lysistrata, Women of the assembly, Aristophanes ; translated by Aaron Poochigian

Four plays : Clouds, Birds, Lysistrata, Women of the assembly, Aristophanes ; translated by Aaron Poochigian

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Four plays : Clouds, Birds, Lysistrata, Women of the assembly
Title
Four plays
Title remainder
Clouds, Birds, Lysistrata, Women of the assembly
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Aristophanes ; translated by Aaron Poochigian
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  • eng
  • grc
  • eng
Summary
"The first translation to capture the antic outrageousness and lyrical brilliance of antiquity's greatest comedies. The citizens of ancient Athens enjoyed a freedom of speech as broad as our own. This freedom, parrhesia, the right to say what one pleased, how and when one pleased, and to whom, had no more fervent champion than the brilliant fifth-century comic playwright, Aristophanes. His plays, many of them immensely popular with the Athenian public, were frequently crude, even obscene. He ridiculed the great and the good of the city, showing up their hypocrisy and arrogance in ways that went far beyond the standards of good taste, securing the ire (and sometimes the retaliation) of his powerful targets. He showed his contemporaries, and he teaches us now, that when those in power act obscenely, patriotic obscenity is a fitting response. Aristophanes's satirical masterpieces were also surpassingly virtuosic works of poetry. The metrical variety of his plays has always thrilled readers who can access the original Greek, but until now, English translations have failed to capture their lyrical genius. Aaron Poochigian, the first poet- classicist to tackle these plays in a generation, brings back to life Aristophanes's wickedly crude and frequently beautiful lyric comedies, finally giving contemporary readers a sense of the subversive pleasure his original audiences felt when these works were first performed on the Athenian stage"--
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Aristophanes
Dewey number
882/.01
Index
no index present
LC call number
PA3877
LC item number
.A2 2021
Literary form
dramas
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bibliography
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1973-
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  • Poochigian, Aaron
  • Aristophanes
  • Aristophanes
  • Aristophanes
  • Aristophanes
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  • Drama
  • Comedy plays
Label
Four plays : Clouds, Birds, Lysistrata, Women of the assembly, Aristophanes ; translated by Aaron Poochigian
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Includes bibliographical references
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Clouds -- Birds -- Lysistrata -- Women of the Assembly
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xx, 398 pages
Isbn
9781631496509
Lccn
2020022630
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 1992605
  • (OCoLC)1155487576
  • 1992605
  • (OCoLC)on1155487576
  • 1992605
Label
Four plays : Clouds, Birds, Lysistrata, Women of the assembly, Aristophanes ; translated by Aaron Poochigian
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Clouds -- Birds -- Lysistrata -- Women of the Assembly
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xx, 398 pages
Isbn
9781631496509
Lccn
2020022630
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 1992605
  • (OCoLC)1155487576
  • 1992605
  • (OCoLC)on1155487576
  • 1992605

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