Aristophanes: Acharnians

Edited with an introduction, translation and commentary by Alan H. Sommerstein

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ISBN: 9780856681721

Publication: December 1, 1980

Series: Aris & Phillips Classical Texts

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The earliest comic drama to survive, Acharnians is a highly committed play, its message being that Athens war with the Peloponnesians can and should be ended, and that peace will mean the restoration of normal life after six years' separation of the country people from their land. First published in 1980, this scholarly edition has been continuously updated, and presents the Greek text with facing-page English translation, commentary and notes. This volume also contains the general introduction to the complete set of Aristophanes comedies in the Aris & Phillips Classical Texts series.

Alan H. Sommerstein is Professor of Greek and Director for Ancient Drama and its Reception, University of Nottingham, and editor of a celebrated complete edition of Aristophanes volumes in the Aris & Phillips Classical Texts series. His many other publications include 'Aeschylean Tragedy' (1996), an edition of 'Aeschylus Eumenides' (1989), 'Greek Drama and Dramatists' (2002) and 'Sophocles: Selected Fragmentary Plays' Volumes 1 and 2 (2006, 2011) in the Aris & Phillips Classical Texts series.

Preface

Abbreviations
GENERAL INTRODUCTION
I. Aristophanes
II. Aristophanic Comedy
III. Production
IV. Transmission
Notes to General Introduction
ACHARNIANS
Introductory Note
Note on the Text
Sigla
Text and Translation
SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY
ADDENDA

‘For an overall series of the entire corpus, including critical text, commentary, translation, and full introduction, all subsumed to one man’s intelligent analysis and wide-ranging scholarship, Sommerstein stands triumphantly alone. […] Aristophanes is lucky to have so devoted, erudite, and witty a modern celebrant.’
Scholia
 

Format: Paperback

Size: 210 × 149 mm

267 Pages

Copyright: © 1980

ISBN: 9780856681721

Publication: December 1, 1980

Series: Aris & Phillips Classical Texts

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