Edited with an introduction, translation and commentary by Alan H. Sommerstein
This volume presents the Greek text with facing-page translation, commentary and notes. The second edition has been substantially updated with extensive addenda to the Notes and Bibliography.
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.
References and Abbreviations
Note on the Text
Text and Translation
Addenda including Bibliography
‘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.’
'College and university libraries should own a copy for students and faculty looking for a current, comprehensive bibliography to the play.'
Martha Habash, Bryn Mawr Classical Review, 2007
Edition: First published in the United Kingdom in 1985. Second corrected impression in 1990. Second edition 2005. Reprinted in 2015.
Size: 210 × 149 mm
Copyright: © 2005
Publication: November 1, 2005
Series: Aris & Phillips Classical Texts