Lysistrata

ISBN-10: 0198144962

ISBN-13: 9780198144960

Edition: 1987 (Reprint)

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Description: In addition to its many topical references to social life, religion, and politics in classical Athens, the Lysistrata is one of our best sources for the life of women in antiquity: unlike epic, tragedy, and oratory, Attic comedy draws its characters and plots from everyday life and provides a unique glimpse into the situation of everyday Athenians. Henderson's standard edition of Aristophanes' play provides much new evidence for those working on anthropological and sociological aspects of Athens, as well as those working in traditional philological fields. The text is brought fully up to date with the advances made in Aristophanic scholarship over the past sixty years. In particular, it is the first to report all the manuscripts, papyri, and testimonial sources of the text, offering a new account of its history and a detailed review of the transmission of the Aristophanic corpus as a whole. Henderson's text and apparatus criticus is supplemented by a full Introduction giving details of the background to the play, its content, staging, philological interest, the textual transmission, and by a detailed Commentary.

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Book details

List price: $59.00
Copyright year: 1987
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/9/1990
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 308
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.682

Jeffrey Henderson is William Goodwin Aurelio Professor of Greek Language and Literature at Boston University. He is General Editor of the Loeb Classical Library®.

Abbreviations
Introduction
Lysistrata and the events of 411
The character of the play
Dramatis personae
Production
The Spartan dialect
The history of the text
Notes on lyric analyses
Sigla
Hypotheses
Dramatis personae
Text
Commentary
Indexes
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