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Aristophanes : Fragments : Loeb Classical Library No. 502 - Jeffrey Henderson

Aristophanes : Fragments

Loeb Classical Library No. 502

By: Jeffrey Henderson (Editor, Transcribed by)

Hardcover Published: 8th February 2008
ISBN: 9780674996151
Number Of Pages: 400

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The eleven plays by Aristophanes that have come down to us intact brilliantly illuminate the eventful period spanned by his forty-year career, beginning with the first production in 427 BCE. But the Athenians knew much more of his work: over forty plays by Aristophanes were read in antiquity, of which nearly a thousand fragments survive. These provide a fuller picture of the poet's ever astonishing comic vitality and a wealth of information and insights about his world. Jeffrey Henderson's new, widely acclaimed Loeb edition of Aristophanes is completed by this volume containing what survives from, and about, his lost plays, hitherto inaccessible to the nonspecialist, and incorporating the enormous scholarly advances that have been achieved in recent years.

Each fragmentary play is prefaced by a summary of what can be inferred about its plot, characters, themes, theatricality, and topical significance. Also included in this edition are the ancient reports about Aristophanes' life, works, and influence on the later comic tradition.

Testimoniap. 2
Lifep. 2
Fatherp. 16
Motherp. 16
Sonsp. 16
Homelandp. 16
Erap. 20
Works and Competitionsp. 24
Actors and Producersp. 24
Feud with Cleonp. 28
Socratesp. 30
Eupolis and Plagiarismp. 50
Baldnessp. 50
Portraiturep. 54
Critical Judgmentsp. 54
Metrical Artp. 90
Editions and Commentariesp. 100
Epigramsp. 108
Attributed Fragmentsp. 110
Aeolosicon I/IIp. 110
Amphiarausp. 118
Anagyrusp. 128
Babyloniansp. 140
Farmersp. 160
Old Agep. 172
Gerytadesp. 184
Daedalusp. 198
Banquetersp. 204
Danaidsp. 228
Dionysus Shipwreckedp. 238
Dramas I/Ip. 238
Dramas or Centaurp. 240
Dramas or Niobusp. 246
Dramasp. 250
Peace IIp. 252
Heroesp. 256
Thesmophoriazusae IIp. 266
Cocalusp. 280
Lemnian Womenp. 286
Clouds Ip. 294
Islandsp. 304
Envoys to the Odomantiansp. 310
Merchant Shipsp. 310
Storksp. 322
Wealth Ip. 326
Poetryp. 330
Polyidusp. 334
Proagonp. 338
Women Claiming Tent-Sitesp. 342
Fry-Cooksp. 348
Tel(e)messiansp. 362
Triphalesp. 366
Phoenician Womenp. 372
Seasonsp. 376
Unattributed Fragmentsp. 381
Dubiously Attributed Fragmentsp. 522
Indexp. 555
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ISBN: 9780674996151
ISBN-10: 0674996151
Series: Loeb Classical Library
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 8th February 2008
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 17.4 x 12.1  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.4
Edition Number: 502

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