✰ Βάτραχοι Epub ✶ Author Aristophanes – Playutopia.us

ΒάτραχοιThis New Abridged Edition Of Aristophanes Frogs Provides The Students With The Text Of The Play And Includes A Detailed Commentary And Full Introduction Sir Kenneth Dover Has Now Abridged The Acclaimed Edition Which He First Produced In 1993 And Added A Vocabulary Which Eliminates The Need For Recourse To A Lexicon The Result Is An Edition Which Fits Much Closely The Needs Of Students.

✰ Βάτραχοι Epub ✶ Author Aristophanes – Playutopia.us
  • Paperback
  • 259 pages
  • Βάτραχοι
  • Aristophanes
  • English
  • 23 June 2018
  • 9780198150718

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    High thoughts must have high language Language is the supreme wordplay through which thoughts are communicable Words can either impart worldly acumen or indulge in pompous buffoonery The revered wordsmiths, the possessors of this dexterous artistry are no less than sly magicians removing implausible beliefs from their audiences like a mere pigeons from a hat Actions may speak louder than words nevertheless it is the medley of words that script that action The written world and its residents can never be taken for granted, especially since a single word is omnipotent in either creating wars or hoisting the peace flag.In 431 404BC Athens suffered a colossal naval defeat in the Peloponnesian against Sparta Due to the death of three great playwrights Euripides, Aeschylus and Sophocles, there was a scarcity of great staged tragedies that were necessary to convey the spirit of heroism sailing between the stormy waters of politics and morality In Ancient Greece, playwright and poetry were essential in maintaining the societal status quo Aristophanes had attentively attributed the decline of Athens power to the deficiency of concrete leadership, the vanishing traditional s, the apologetic state of freedom of speech and above all the unavailability of acumen imparted by dramatized tragedies Athens needed a poet to save it from its misery Frogs, commences by Dionysus showing remors...

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    Brekekekex koax koax now what s that It s a chorus of frogs, of course.Well it wasn t until I heard Frogs mentioned on Goodreads a few months ago that I thought, well from the comments made this play is really worth reading I accordingly purchased it, and the book re surfaced last night Why did it re surface In fact I had forgotten all about it the trigger being my neighbor Mich le who was telling me how noisy the tree frogs are at the moment.I must confess my ignorance in that I ve never heard of Aristophanes and can only go by the historical note included in this play Aristophanes c 456 BC to c 386 BC was the foremost writer of comic drama in classical Athens His surviving plays are the only complete examples we have of Old Comedy Frogs was first produced in Athens in 405 BC By this time Athens had been at war with Sparta for over twenty five years I also don t know if this is a definitive translation Mine is by Ian Johnson from Vancouver University, British Columbia, Canada and so if someone knows which translation is preferable, do let me know The translator does admit that he would like to acknowledge the valuable help of W.B Stanford s editio...

  3. says:

    i think i would make responsible decisions if i had a chorus of frogs with me at all times

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    A satirical look at what makes a classic16 June 2012 Before I start this commentary I must make reference to the translation that I am using, namely the 1987 David Barrett translation published by Penguin Classics The reason that I am sourcing this book is because while the original text is not subject to copyright, the modern translation is Even though I do have access to the original text actually, I just checked my collection of Aristophanes plays in the original Greek and the Frogs is not included, however I am sure I can find it on the internet it will take me a lot of time and energy to translate the passages that I want to quote, and as such it is better to cite Barrett s translation instead Anyway, enough of the legalese and onto the play itself The Frogs was first performed in Athens in 405 BC, and that was a time of great distress for the city The 30 year long Peloponesian War was coming to an end and Athens was on the losing side Her allies had been overrun and captured, her fleet was in shambles, and the only person that could possibly save the city, Alcibaides, had been exiled as is prone to happen in a democracy Yet, despite all of the doom and gloom, the festivals were still held, and Aristophanes was still writing plays The Frogs is about how the god Dionysius and his slave Xanthias go down to Hades in an attempt to bri...

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    Aristofan je G E N I J E

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    BACO Muy bien, por Apolo Qu dices a eso, Eur pides EUR PIDES Digo que Orestes no entr en su patria, porque vino secretamente, sin haber obtenido la competente autorizaci n de los que entonces ejerc an el mando.BACO Muy bien, por Mercurio Pero no te comprendo Esta comedia me gust m s que las Fiestas de Ceres pero no tanto El argumento es simple el dios Dionisios al ver la pobredumbre de su teatro ateniense actual decide bajar al Hades a buscar alg n tr gico y revivirlo para poder disfrutar de obras de calidad Para ello inicia la traves a con su esclavo Jantias, pasar por distintas etapas, algunas un poco aburridas y en medio del Hades se encontrar con una multitud de ranas que le dan el t tulo a la obra que en realidad s lo molestan y no tienen tanta importancia.La parte m s graciosa est al final cuando se produce la querella entre Eur pides y Esquilo por ver qui n es el mejor da risa ver pa...

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    Amusing, but I did not enjoy it quite as much as Clouds It is a bit like a celebrity memoirI vaguely know of the people and places spoken of, but not really well enough to feel like I totally grasp what s going on Still, as long as you possess a general idea of the key players in Greek mytho...

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    In reading classics, I discovered that comedy once had a different meaning, to have a happy ending I d already read Chekhov s The Cherry Orchard, subtitled a comedy in four acts, which turned out to be a light comedy and could easily be performed as a drama with little laughs But I wanted to read something older to get a sense of what comedy first meant, that s why I read Frogs by Aristophanes, dated about 400 BCE I wasn t sure what I was going to find, it turned out to be a satire of two poets, Euripides and Aeschylus, battling it out to leave the underworld.This doesn t sound funny, and I was not expecting it to be funny but I was surprised I was not expecting to find slapstick amongst the wordy exchange, which was broken up with gross out and smutty innuendos So, it had elements that would be found in today s movies, like Borat And I realised that as I read this, unlike, Chekhov s idea of comedy, this one was overt in its comedy, wanting the audience to laugh by poking fun at both poets and their work.I don t know enough about Euripides and Aeschylus or their works, so a parody of a line from their plays would just by pass me So, for me, most of this was like reading a document with interesting cultural facts However,...

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