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Rachel Hadas, Rutgers University
A perfect Lysistrata for the new millennium: rich apparatus and a sparkling, metrical, accurate translation.
This rollicking new translation of Aristophanes' comic masterpiece is rendered in blank verse for dialogue and in lyric meters and free verse for the songs. Appended commentary essays--on ancient warfare, classical Greek rationalism, Athenian women, Athenian democracy and the Athenian festivals--offer lively and informative discussions not only of Aristophanes, but of the broader fifth-century social, political, and cultural context as well.
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Greek
About the Author
Poet and classicist Sarah Ruden received her Ph.D. in Classics from Harvard University.
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