The Comedies of Aristophanes (1823)


The Comedies of Aristophanes (1823)


Title: Aristophanis Comoediae, ex optimis exemplaribus emendate ,cum Versione Latina, Variis Lectionibus, Notis, et Emendationibus.

Author: Aristophanes, Rich Fran Phil Brunck

Publisher: Sumtibus  G. Et. W. B. Whittaker, London, 1823.

Condition: Full leather, calf. Raised bands to spine, gilt. Very good. Slight scratching and soiling to covers. Marbled edges. Binding tight, text clean. All text in Greek and Latin. A heavy set, overseas shipping will cost extra.


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All text in Greek and Latin. Vols 1 and 2 containing plays in Greek, vol 3 with Latin translation.

About the author (from Wikipedia):

Aristophanes (English pronunciation: /ˌærɨˈstɒfəniːz/; Ancient Greek: [aristopʰánɛːs]; Ἀριστοφάνης, ca. 446 BC – ca. 386 BC), son of Philippus, of the deme Cydathenaus, was a comic playwright of ancient Athens. Eleven of his 40 plays survive virtually complete. These, together with fragments of some of his other plays, provide the only real examples of a genre of comic drama known as Old Comedy, and they are used to define the genre. Also known as the Father of Comedy and the Prince of Ancient Comedy, Aristophanes has been said to recreate the life of ancient Athens more convincingly than any other author. His powers of ridicule were feared and acknowledged by influential contemporaries; Plato singled out Aristophanes’ play The Clouds as slander contributing to the trial and execution of Socrates although other satirical playwrights had also caricatured the philosopher.