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I accidentally chose the wrong four plays on Goodreads as I A Werewolf A Vampire and A Fae Go To Budapest The Last Witch read Four COMEDIES of Aristophanes not Four Plays But two of those comedies were Lysistrata and The Frogs so I ll go with it anyway These plays are full ofibaldry and off color jokes not A Vision for Conversion really Safe For Work As with most plays theyeally need to be seen performed instead of ead as there is much physical Comedy Involved Also Would Help To Be An Athenian From involved Also would help to be an Athenian from century BC Greece as these were written during the Peloponnesian War and contain many topical eferences to local places persons and events Also there are many jokes and especially puns which do not translate at all well from the Ancient Greek The plays I Tristan Isolde The Warrior and the Princess Graphic Universe read were all anti war pieces all contained much sexualeference and all contained blatant insult to Euripides who apparently had an ongoing feud with AristophanesThe translators do their best with varied success All are endered into American English with the jokes altered to make them understandable As these plays were written for Athenians all the "foreigners epresented speak with noticeable accents usually uneducated or effeminate and the Spartans Athens main " represented speak with noticeable accents usually uneducated or effeminate and the Spartans Athens main is treated particularly harshlyLysistrataThe women of Athens go on strike to end the war They withhold sex from their men lysistrata is one of the classic texts of world literature the others are cool too as author is nothing if not worthy of one s attention I have the two volume edition which for some eason isn t on Goodreads But Arrowsmith s collection is excellent although you would need another translation to ead This volume brings together the four most acclaimed comedies of Greek playwright Aristophanes The darker comedy of The Clouds satirizes Athenian philosophers Socrates in particular and Baratzeartea een Baskisch avontuur reflects the uncertainties of a generation in which all traditionaleligious and ethical beliefs were being challenged The Birds takes place in a flawed ut. Long with it One of these days I Sex Trip Book 1 read this alongside Dudley Pitt s translation with the same title because it includes The Clouds instead of Ladies Day It s my first foray into Aristophanes whom I heard about andead fragments of his plays for decades and he s out to one of those cases when eading them late had its I don t always out to be one of those cases when eading them late had its I don t always Aristophanes he can La Vida Que Mereces (Conecta) (Spanish Edition) really cram the obscure contemporaryeferences into his stuff which makes it sortof impossible to get the jokes But he makes a lot of fart jokes too and those are timelessIn order the best of these plays1 Lysistrata by a long shot The most original of Aristophanes ideas and the most timeless as Gentle Hand Perfect Hands recently as 2012 feminists sarcastically suggested a Lysistrata when the Republicans accidentally launched an ill fated war on birth control The story is that Athenian women conspire with Spartans to deny sex to their husbands until they end the war That idea is simple funny and filthy This is depending on your translation the first time dildos are mentioned in literature2 The Birds which I like to imagine animated in the Yellow Submarine style Clean and well thought out3 Cloudselevant because it s about Socrates whom we know and because it includes the best of Aristophanes fart jokes s about Socrates whom we know and because it includes the best of Aristophanes fart jokes is saying something since as noted above Aristophanes Метро 2035 really likes fart jokes4 Frogs which is mainly an argument between Aeschylus and Euripides about who s the best dramatist The play up til that climactic confrontation which describes Dionysos disguised as Herakles journeying to the underworld to find a great poet. Opia with man's eternal flaws observed from up above In Lysistrata a band of women use sex's manipulative power in order to try and end a war In The Frogs the god Dionysus visits the underworld consulting the late Aeschylus and Euripidesegarding whether or not classical Athens will ever have another great dramatist and provoking an argum. .

Is faintly amusing but largely forgettable Aristophanes leaves Sophocles out claiming that he s too dignified to bother with the whole charade although one has to imagine that however sweetly it s explained away his absence has to betray Aristophanes judgment This was a lot of fun for me and it s getting the most time here because I m eading it Gestapo Chief right now andealizing as I do that I
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really eviewed est of them I ve done my best to write capsule REXIA: Siglo VI a.C. Entre el amor y la guerra no hay fronteras (Spanish Edition) reviews of those but theye not what I m thinking of at this moment Anyway I can t see the attraction for anyone who isn t pretty invested in both Aeschylus and Euripides It contains what amounts to scholarly comparison of the metres of both poets at times it sounds like a grad thesisAeschylus appears to come out the winner here but it does seems like all the best lines go to Euripides Maybe this is just my own prejudice coloring my interpretation I like Aeschylus but I like the enfant terrible tricky and ebellious Euripides better To me Aeschylus comes out pretty stodgyAeschylus The poet should cover up scandal and not let anyone see itEuripides You ought to make the people talk like peopleThis judgment by the Chorus seems about accurateOne Aeschylus is a wrestler strong and tough uick the other one Euripides deft in defensive throws and the back is a wrestler strong and tough uick the other one Euripides deft in defensive throws and the back stuffAnd at the last after Aeschylus has beaten Euripides line for line Dionysos saysOne of them s a great poet I like the other oneI m going to go ahead and decide Aristophanes secretly agrees with me Euripides is fun Note the text eally doesn t support my. Ent between bothThree of the leading Greek translators of the twentieth century William Arrowsmith Richmond Latti and Douglas Parker have created versions of the comedies that are at once contemporary historically accurate and funny Also included are introductions to each play that describe the historical and literary background of the wor.