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- The Floating Press 2010; US$ 3.99
The Birds is a comic play by the Greek playwright Aristophanes. It garnered awards in 141 BC when it was first performed, and continues to be critically received today. A middle-aged Athenian convinces the world's birds to build a new city between the heavens and the earth. This position fortuitously allows them to intercept all communication of... more...
- The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99
One of the few plays that survived intact from the heyday of ancient Grecian drama, Lysistrata is an enormously influential work of satirical comedy. In order to bring an end to a destructive and never-ending war, the women of Greece take a temporary vow of chastity, pledging to remain abstinent until the conflict ends. As can be expected, mayhem --... more...
- Fayard/Mille et une nuits 2012; Not Available
Zeus pourrait-il perdre sa prééminence parmi les dieux de l?Olympe ? La toute-puissance ne serait-elle pas plutôt du côté de Ploutos, le « dieu du fric » ? Le seul que les hommes veulent adorer et auquel ils sacrifient ? Dans la dernière de onze comédies de lui qui nous sont parvenues, Aristophane met en scène le grand bouleversement que connaît... more...
- Fayard/Mille et une nuits 2009; Not Available
« Eh bien, les regrettez-vous, oui ou non, les pères de vos marmots, vos bonshommes mobilisés à Pétaouchnoque par la guerre et l?armée... Je sais bien, moi, que vous avez toutes un mari qui a quitté la maison. Et des galants, on ne voit pas la queue d?un seul... plus l?ombre d?un amant ! Nous devons mettre fin à cette guerre ! Si je trouvais un moyen,... more...
- The Floating Press 2014; US$ 2.99
Unlike many other cultural values that shift and evolve from decade to decade, comedy can be timeless. The comic masterpiece The Frogs, penned by famed Greek playwright Aristophanes more than 2,000 years ago, will leave today's readers doubled over with laughter. When the god Dionysus begins to suspect that the quality of Greek drama has taken... more...
- The Floating Press 2015; US$ 2.99
Today, we tend to picture ancient Greece as a land of togas, lyres and plenty of philosophical pondering -- but even back then, people were annoyed with the likes of Socrates, Plato and other intellectual blowhards. Brilliant playwright Aristophanes mercilessly skewers pretentious intellectuals in his comic masterwork The Clouds. more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2006; US$ 6.95
A poet who hated an age of decadence, armed conflict, and departure from tradition, Aristophanes' comic genius influenced the political and social order of his own fifth-century Athens. But as Moses Hadas writes in his introduction to this volume, 'His true claim upon our attention is as the most brilliant and artistic and thoughtful wit our world... more...
- MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99
The Eleven Comedies: Knights, Acharnaians, Peace, Lysistrata, The Clouds, The Wasps, The Birds, The Frogs, The Thesmophoriazusae, The Ecclesiazusae, and Plutus. Eleven of his forty plays have come down to us virtually complete. These, as well as fragments of some of his other plays, provide us with the only real example we have of a genre of comic... more...
- ReadHowYouWant 2008; US$ 4.99
Books for All Kinds of Readers ReadHowYouWant offers the widest selection of on-demand, accessible format editions on the market today. Each edition has been optimized for maximum readability, using our patent-pending conversion technology. We are partnering with leading publishers around the globe to create accessible editions of their titles. Our... more...
- ReadHowYouWant 2006; US$ 3.99
Through comedy that targets the practices and prejudices of gender is presented in the play. Based on a religious ceremony in the honour of goddess Demeter, the play contains considerable criticism on literary and dramatic traditions through parody and explicit expression of ideas. more...