The eleven surviving plays of aristophanes are published in the penguin classics series as the birds and other plays lysistrata and other plays and the wasps the poet and the women the frogs read more. This edition of four plays of aristophanes is a welcome introduction for neophytes to attic greek comedy the translations are written in colloquial english and brief introductions guide the reader to a better appreciation of these works. These four plays the clouds the birds lysistrata and the frogs translated by arrowsmith lattimore and parker are hilarious seriously i thoroughly enjoyed the contemporary somewhat irreverent language which helped bring to life the ways that aristophanes was poking fun at his greek forefathers and rivals. Four plays by aristophanes the birds the clouds the frogs lysistrata meridian classics by aristophanes and a great selection of related books art and collectibles available now at abebookscom. This volume features four celebrated masterpieces lysistrata the frogs the birds and the clouds translated by three of the most distinguished translators and classicists of our time synopsis may belong to another edition of this title
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