Download the Free Fishpond App!
Download on the App Store

Android App on Google play

Already own it?

Sell Yours
Home » Books » Fiction & Literature » Drama » Ancient, Classical & Medieval

Aristophanes [GRC]

Ecclesiazusae (Aris & Phillips Classical Texts)

By Alan H. Sommerstein (Edited and translated by)

$59.99  
Price includes NZ wide delivery!
Ships from USA
Order Now for Christmas with e-Gift
Rating:
 
Register or sign-in to rate and get recommendations.
Format: Paperback, 242 pages
Published In: United Kingdom, 01 December 1998
Language: Greek, Ancient (to 1453)
Ecclesiazusae, probably produced in 391 BC, is at once a typically Aristophanic fantasy of gender inversion, obscenity and farce, the earliest surviving work in the western Utopian tradition, and the source of a blueprint for a communist society on which Plato may well have drawn in his Republic. This edition attempts to set the play, more closely than has usually been done, against the background of Athens at the time of its production, when she has just spurned what proved to be her last opportunity to escape from a war she had not the resources to fight, and to define the details of staging as precisely as the text will allow.

Table of Contents

Preface; References and Abbreviations. Introduction. Date and background; Gynaecocracy in Old Comedy; Praxagora's new society; Ecclesiazusae and the development of comedy; Staging. Select bibliography; Note on the Text; Parallel Greek Text and English Translation; Commentary.

About the Author

Alan H Sommerstein is Professor of Greek and Director of the Centre for Ancient Drama and its Reception, University of Nottingham; editor of the Aristophanes volumes in the Aris PHIllips Classical Texts series and of Aeschylus Eumenides (Cambridge, 1989); author of Aeschylean Tragedy (Bari, 1996) and of Greek Drama and Dramatists (London, 2002); co-editor of Tragedy, Comedy and the Polis (Bari, 1993), Shards from Kolonos: Studies in Sophoclean Fragments (Bari, forthcoming) and several other multi-author volumes. He is coordinating a collaborative edition of selected fragmentary plays of Sophocles for this series.

EAN: 9780856687082
ISBN: 0856687081
Publisher: Aris & Phillips Ltd
Dimensions: 21.44 x 16.97 x 1.3 centimetres (0.38 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
Tell a friend

Their Email:

Sell Yours

Already own this item?
Sell Yours and earn some cash. It's fast and free to list! (Learn More.)

Review this Product

BAD GOOD
 

Related Searches

 

Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners

You can earn a 5% commission by selling Aristophanes: Ecclesiazusae (Aris & Phillips Classical Texts) on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep!

 

Authors/Publishers

Are you the Author/Publisher? Improve sales by submitting additional information on this title.

 

This item ships from and is sold by Fishpond.com, Inc.