Frogs by Aristophanes, Jeffrey Henderson
By Aristophanes, Jeffrey Henderson
During this English translation of Aristophanes' renowned comedy the god Dionysus, disenchanted in present Athenian playwrights, seeks to convey the dramatist Euripides again from Hades. comprises invaluable notes and an introductory essay on Aristophanes, the background of the play and its creation, and a bibliography.
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H. Venom in Verse: Aristophanes in Modern Greece (Princeton 2000) Walcot, P. Greek Drama in its Theatrical and Social Context (Cardiff 1976) Wilson, P. The Athenian Institution of the Khoregia. The Chorus, the City and the Stage (Cambridge 2003) Further Reading about Frogs Allison, R. H. “Amphibian Ambiguities: Aristophanes and his Frogs,” Greece and Rome 30 (1983) 8-20 Edmonds, R. G. Myths of the Underworld Journey: Plato, Aristophanes, and the “Orphic” Gold Tablets (Cambridge 2004) Konstan, D.
SCENE 1: PROLOGUE (1-208) (Xanthias, Dionysus, Heracles, Corpse, Pallbearers, Charon) CONTEST WITH FROGS (209-268) (Chorus of Frogs, Dionysus) SCENE 2: (269-322) ARRIVAL IN (Charon, Dionysus, Xanthias) 30 THE UNDERWORLD PARODOS OF THE CHORUS (323-459) (Chorus of Initiates, Xanthias, Dionysus) SCENE 3: PLUTO’S PALACE (460-673) (Dionysus, Xanthias, Aeacus, Maid, Chorus, Innkeeper, Plathane, Maids and Slaves) PARABASIS OF THE CHORUS (674-737) (Chorus) SCENE 4: SLAVE TALK (738-829) (Slave of Pluto, Xanthias, Chorus) CONTEST: PRELIMINARIES (830-870) (Euripides, Dionysus, Aeschylus) CONTEST: OPENING RITUALS (871-894) (Dionysus, Chorus, Aeschylus, Euripides) CONTEST: GENERAL ISSUES (895-1098) (Chorus, Chorus Leader, Euripides, Dionysus, Aeschylus) CONTEST: PROLOGUES (1099-1250) (Chorus, Euripides, Dionysus, Aeschylus) 31 CONTEST: LYRICS (1251-1363) (Chorus, Euripides, Dionysus, Aeschylus) CONTEST: WEIGHING OF VERSES (1364-1410) (Dionysus, Aeschylus, Euripides) CONTEST: POLITICS (1411-1466) (Pluto, Dionysus, Aeschylus, Euripides) CONTEST: VERDICT (1467-1478) (Pluto, Dionysus, Euripides, Aeschylus) BON VOYAGE TO AESCHYLUS (1479-1527) (Pluto, Dionysus, Chorus, Aeschylus) EXODUS OF CHORUS (1528-1533) (Chorus) The Translation This translation is designed for both readers and performers and presupposes no knowledge of classical Greece or classical Greek theater.
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