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ISBN-10: 0198143958

ISBN-13: 9780198143956

Edition: 1968

Authors: Kenneth J. Dover, Aristophanes

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During the second half of the fifth century BC, oratory was an essential skill for a successful politician. This art of persuasive speaking was one of several subjects which sophists, lesser philosophers (with whom Socrates was often identified), offered at a price. Aristophanes' Clouds, performed in its original version in 423 BC, is a witty and merciless satire at the expense of Socrates, which ridicules features ascribed by the man in the street to Socrates and sophistic teaching. Dover's standard edition of the Clouds is now made available in paperback. In punctuating the text and writing the commentary, he has endeavoured to act as a modern 'producer' of the play, in order to bring…    
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Book details

List price: $92.00
Copyright year: 1968
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/28/1989
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Old Comedy
The Character of the Play
Strepsiades and his Family
The Creditors
Right and Wrong
The Chorus
The Two Versions of the Play
The History of the Text
Notes on the apparatus criticus Hypothesis Dramatis personae Text Commentary Vocabulary
Index Corrigenda