Aristophanes: Knights

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

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ISBN: 9780856681783

Publication: December 1, 1981

Series: Aris & Phillips Classical Texts

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Knights was the first play to be produced by Aristophanes on his own behalf. In it, he launched a violent attack on Cleon, the leading politician of the day, on the whole style of leadership that he represented and on a system which seemed to guarantee that a bad leader could be displaced by a worse. This edition presents the Greek text with facing-page translation, introduction, commentary and notes.

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
References and Abbreviations
KNIGHTS
 Introductory Note
 Note on the Text
 Sigla
 Text and Translation
 Notes

‘This work is a fine and unpretentious introduction to Aristophanic comedy.’

Journal of Hellenic Studies

 

'Sommerstein has exercised throughout the refreshing independence of judgement, backed by learning.’
JACT
 

‘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
 

'Especially admirable is the syllabic and metrical approximation of the choral passages.'
 

Format: Paperback

Edition: Reprinted with update 1996, reprinted 2015.

Size: 210 × 147 mm

230 Pages

1 diagram

Copyright: © 1981

ISBN: 9780856681783

Publication: December 1, 1981

Series: Aris & Phillips Classical Texts

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