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Peace

by Alan H. Sommerstein | 01 November 2005
PAPERBACK
Category: Performing Arts
Synopsis
Produced in 421 B.C., Peace is, in one respect, unique among Aristophanes' plays. The typical Aristophanic plot takes its start from something that is wrong with the current state of Athenian life and which, while it may be capable in principle of being corrected, stands next to no chance of ever being put right in practice except by the methods of comic fantasy. Peace likewise takes its start from something that is wrong with the current situation - namely, as in Acharnians and Lysistrata , the continuing war against the Peloponnesians; but on this occasion the wrong was one that was actually on the point of being set right in the hard world of reality. Aristophanes celebrates in anticipation of the conclusion of the great war with Sparta. Peace , we are made to see, is within the grasp of the Greek peoples; let them make one final effort, and all difficulties and dangers will evaporate in the joys of feasting and rustic leisure. This volume presents the Greek text with facing-page translation, commentary and notes. The second edition has been substantially updated with extensive addenda to the Notes and Bibliography.
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Synopsis
Produced in 421 B.C., Peace is, in one respect, unique among Aristophanes' plays. The typical Aristophanic plot takes its start from something that is wrong with the current state of Athenian life and which, while it may be capable in principle of being corrected, stands next to no chance of ever being put right in practice except by the methods of comic fantasy. Peace likewise takes its start from something that is wrong with the current situation - namely, as in Acharnians and Lysistrata , the continuing war against the Peloponnesians; but on this occasion the wrong was one that was actually on the point of being set right in the hard world of reality. Aristophanes celebrates in anticipation of the conclusion of the great war with Sparta. Peace , we are made to see, is within the grasp of the Greek peoples; let them make one final effort, and all difficulties and dangers will evaporate in the joys of feasting and rustic leisure. This volume presents the Greek text with facing-page translation, commentary and notes. The second edition has been substantially updated with extensive addenda to the Notes and Bibliography.
€32.19
96 Reward Points
Currently out of stock
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Eligible for free delivery

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Product Details

ISBN - 9780856687853
Format - PAPERBACK
Publisher -
Published - 01/11/2005
Categories - All, Books, Fiction, Literature, Plays, All, Books, Fiction, Classics, Classic Literature, All, Books, Entertainment and Music, Entertainment Books, Performing Arts
No. of Pages - 240
Weight - 324
Edition - 2nd Edition
Series - - Not Available
Page Size - 21
Language - en-US
Readership Age - Not Available
Table of Contents - Not Available

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