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Marrying deft social commentary to a rich earthy comedy the three comedies collected in Aristophanes i The Frogs and Other Plays i offers a unique insight into one of the most turbulent periods in Ancient Greek history This Penguin Classics edition is translated by David Barrett with revisions an introduction and notes by Shomit Dutta br br The master of ancient Greek comic drama Aristophanes combined slapstick humour and cheerful vulgarity with acute political observations In i The Frogs i written during the Peloponnesian War Dionysus descends to the Underworld to bring back a poet who can help Athens in its darkest hour and stages a great debate to help him decide between the traditional wisdom of Aeschylus and the brilliant modernity of Euripides The clash of generations and values is also the object of Aristophanes satire in i Wasps i in which an old fashioned father and his loose living son come to blows and end up in court And in i Women at the Thesmophoria i the famous Greek tragedian Euripides accused of misogyny persuades a relative to infiltrate an all women festival to find out whether revenge is being plotted against him br br Shomit Dutta s introduction discusses Aristophanes life the cultural context of his work and conventions of Greek comedy This updated version of David Barrett s translation also includes extensive notes and a preface for each play br br Aristophanes c BC was probably born in Athens Little is known about his life but there is a portrait of him in Plato s i Symposium i He was twice threatened with prosecution for his outspoken attacks on the prominent politician Cleon but in he was publicly honoured and crowned for promoting Athenian civic unity in i The Frogs i Aristophanes had his first comedy produced when he was about twenty one and wrote forty plays in all The eleven surviving plays of Aristophanes are published in the Penguin Classics series as i The Birds and Other Plays i i Lysistrata and Other Plays i i The Wasps and Other Plays i and i The Frogs and Other Plays i br br If you enjoyed i The Frogs and Other Plays i you might like Aristophanes i Lysistrata and Other Plays i also available in Penguin Classics, p Writing at the time of political and social crisis in Athens Aristophanes was an eloquent yet bawdy challenger to the demagogue and the sophist The Achanians is a plea for peace set against the background of the long war with Sparta In Lysistrata a band of women tap into the awesome power of sex in order to end a war The darker comedy of The Clouds satirizes Athenian philosophers Socrates in particular and reflects the uncertainties of a generation in which all traditional religious and ethical beliefs were being challenged br br For this edition Alan Sommerstein has completely revised his translation of these three plays bringing out the full nuances of Aristophanes ribald humour and intricate word play with a new introduction explaining the historical and cultural background to the plays p, Aristophanes comic masterpiece of war and sex remains one of the greatest plays ever written Led by the title character the women of the warring city states of Greece agree to withhold sexual favours with their husbands until they agree to cease fighting The war of the sexes that ensues makes i Lysistrata i a comedy without peer in the history of theatre, This new paperback edition of Aristophanes popular play includes the complete Greek text and extensive notes and commentary Dover examines the two versions of the play recounts the history of the text and analyzes a number of problems surrounding the play s interpretation including the Greek notion of right and wrong the purpose of the chorus and Aristophanes sexual jokes