Birth date: January 01, 1900
Died: January 01, 1966
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The Apocrypha consists of 14 "books" that were part of the Septuagint, the Greek translation of the Hebrew Bible together with Greek works on biblical themes. They were part of the canon for all Christians from the fifth century on, but fell into disrepute with Protestants because they weren't part ...
Aristophanes is the great comic playwright of Ancient Greece, and set the standard and form of comedy in the Western World. Moreover, his plays are often cited in discussions of what ordinary life was like in the city of Athens in the times of Socrates. No less a figure than Plato accused Aristophan...
He is a classist snob with a touch of xenophobia but his stuff is damn good.
The short introductions for each plays are sufficient to help the reader's appreciation, but not too long to be off-putting. I suppose perhaps even a little too short.