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The Complete Plays - Aristophanes, Paul Roche
The Complete Plays
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A brand-new translation of the world's greatest satirist. With a signature style that is at once bawdy and delicate, as well as a fearless penchant for lampooning the rich and powerful, Aristophanes remains arguably the finest satirist of all time. Collected here are all 11 of his surviving... show more
A brand-new translation of the world's greatest satirist. With a signature style that is at once bawdy and delicate, as well as a fearless penchant for lampooning the rich and powerful, Aristophanes remains arguably the finest satirist of all time. Collected here are all 11 of his surviving plays-newly translated by the distinguished poet and translator Paul Roche.  
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780451214096 (0451214099)
Publisher: NAL Trade
Pages no: 736
Edition language: English
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Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it
5.0 Complete Plays of Aristophanes (Bantam Classics)
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...
janeg
janeg rated it
He is a classist snob with a touch of xenophobia but his stuff is damn good.
Reading Adler's List
Reading Adler's List rated it
3.0
What I appreciated most about this version of Aristophanes was the effort gone into the translation by Paul Roche. The Introduction briefly lays out Roche's difficulties in maintaining the subtilties from a polysyllabic language into one seldomly so. His attempt to faithfully translate the Greek r...
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