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By Mark Griffith

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ISBN-13: 9780195327724

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ISBN-13: 9780195327731

Aristophanes is largely credited with having increased the classical paintings of comedy to the extent of legitimacy and popularity that basically tragedy had hitherto accomplished, and generating the most fascinating works of literature to outlive from classical Greece within the procedure. between them, Frogs has a different attraction; written and played in 405 BCE, the comedy gained first prize in that year's Lenaea pageant pageant and was once re-performed quickly thereafter--a infrequent prevalence for comedies on the time. Frogs has been well-known and quoted through readers and critics ever on the grounds that, a testomony to its undying attraction; it is still one of the so much approachable of Aristophanes' performs, in addition to might be the richest of all in insights it offers into old Greek cultural attitudes and values.

Mark Griffith's learn of the Frogs is the 1st unmarried booklet to supply a competent and complicated account of this play in mild of recent notions of tradition, functionality, democracy, faith, and aesthetics. After putting the paintings in its unique old, cultural, and biographical context, Griffith is going directly to underscore the originality of Frogs when it comes to parallel advancements within the tragedies of Aeschylus and Euripides, between others. He highlights the play's particular portrayal of the determine of Dionysus, the Eleusinian secret cult, and the query of existence after dying. This name offers not just a close research of the play and a concise account of its reception, but in addition a succinct creation to historic Greek comedy, exploring the intense diversity of theatrical conventions, ethical and aesthetic assumptions, and non secular ideals that underlie the motion of Aristophanes' play. The e-book presents a useful better half to Aristophanes and the theater of classical Greece for college kids and common readers alike.

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