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- DescriptionOf the 1995 full-length edition:'Aristophanes addicts unite! This book is for us. It has everything that we always wanted to kw about Birds and we were unable to find in one place.' Greek Gazette 'The commentary elucidates with an experts kwledge of syntax, meter, and artifacts...The volume will remain authoritative for generations.' Religious Studies Review Birds is generally recognized as one of Aristophanes' masterpieces, for its imaginative plot (it is the source of the word 'Cloudcuckooland'), and its charming and original lyrics. This is an abridgement of Nan Dunbar's widely acclaimed edition of Birds published in 1995, which was the first comprehensive edition in any language. The abridged version retains all the material designed to help the less advanced student of Greek or the n-specialist to translate, understand, and enjoy the play. It retains the tes on staging, but the metrical, textual, and ornithological problems are dealt with more summarily, and purely illustrative parallels are omitted. The Introduction covers more concisely the same ground as that of the full-length edition, but omits the detailed discussions of the individual manuscripts and their interrelations. Text with facing translation, commentary and tes.
- Author BiographyAlan Sommerstein is Professor of Greek at the University of Nottingham and Director of the 'Oath in Archaic and Classical Greece' project. He has published widely on Aeschylus, Aristophanes and other Greek dramatists.
- PublisherLiverpool University Press
- Date of Publication31/05/1987
- LanguageGreek, ancient (to 1453)
- Series TitleAris & Phillips Classical Texts
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintAris & Phillips Ltd
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations, frontispiece
- Weight435 g
- Width149 mm
- Height210 mm
- Spine19 mm
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