Edited with an introduction, translation and commentary by Alan H. Sommerstein
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.
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‘This work is a fine and unpretentious introduction to Aristophanic comedy.’
'Sommerstein has exercised throughout the refreshing independence of judgement, backed by learning.’
‘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.’
'Especially admirable is the syllabic and metrical approximation of the choral passages.'
Edition: Reprinted with update 1996, reprinted 2015.
Size: 210 × 147 mm
Copyright: © 1981
Publication: December 1, 1981
Series: Aris & Phillips Classical Texts