Aristophanes& Phillips Classical Texts

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Author  Alan H. Sommerstein
Publisher  Aris & Phillips
Publication Date   December 31, 2001
ISBN  0856687383
Pages  336

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This volume is the first edition with commentary since 1907 of AristophanesÆ last surviving play, in which, as so often before, an audacious and imaginative hero finds a miraculous remedy for the all-too-real ills of the contemporary worldùin this case the concentration of wealth in the hands of those who donÆt deserve it at the expense of those who do. To achieve this he needs the aid of no less than three gods, and the play contains the fullest single surviving account of a visit to a sanctuary of the healing god Asclepius.

This volume will include the ADDENDA to all previous plays, but the INDEXES proved far more extensive than anticipated and will now be published as a separate volume 12 to complete the Aristophanes series.

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