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Lysistrata (Paperback)

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By Aristophanes, Sarah Ruden (Translator)
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This rollicking new translation of Aristophanes' comic masterpiece is rendered in blank verse for dialogue and in lyric meters and free verse for the songs. Appended commentary essays--on Athenian democracy, ancient Greek warfare, Athenian women, and Greek Comedy--offer lively and informative discussions not only of Aristophanes, but of the broader fifth-century social, political, and cultural context as well.

About the Author

Poet and classicist Sarah Ruden received her Ph.D. in Classics from Harvard University.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780872206038
ISBN-10: 0872206033
Publisher: Hackett Publishing Company
Publication Date: March 1st, 2003
Pages: 136
Language: English
Series: Hackett Classics