Publish date: June 4th 1998
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Pages no: 552
Edition language: English
, Classical Studies
The important thing to note about this review is that I'm reading the version of the Birds that's subtitled "A Modern Translation by William Arrowsmith." If you read a translation by someone else it's likely you'll have a different experience - but then, a lot of your enjoyment of Aristophanes will ...
Nephelococcygia, a metropolis in air,Zeus' cloudy nightmare,Unlikely a bedroom scareFrom a sparrow’s wild rare.A respite between heaven and earth,“An avian heaven”, says Pisthetaerus, Flirting with the nightingale’s mirthHoopoe consents ; what a fucking putz!Sacred chants float over the lustral wate...