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Clouds

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 across the full effect of the drama to the reader. The full introduction, which covers all aspects of Aristophanes' play, from the playwright himself to the manuscript tradition of the text, is followed by Dover's text and apparatus criticus. This is supplemented by a detailed and lively commentary, addenda, and indexes.
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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: 414
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

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