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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...
- Penguin Publishing Group 2015; US$ 6.95
Whether his target is the war between the sexes or his fellow playwright Euripides, Aristophanes is the most important Greek comic dramatist?and one of the greatest comic playwrights of all time. His writing?at once bawdy and delicate?brilliantly fuses serious political satire with pyrotechnical bombast, establishing the tradition of comedy as high... 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...
- 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...
- Dover Publications 2012; US$ 0.99
Classic comedy (5th century BC) concerns the vow of Greek women to withhold sex from their husbands until the men agree to end the disastrous wars between Athens and Sparta. Exuberant battle of the sexes with underlying anti-war theme. more...
- Ivan R. Dee 1991; US$ 8.99
The Plays for Performance series is edited by Nicholas Rudall, former artistic director of the Court Theatre at the University of Chicago where he is professor of classics, and Bernard Sahlins, founder and director of the Second City. They both live in Chicago, Illinois. more...