By Mark Griffith
Mark Griffith's examine of the Frogs is the 1st unmarried e-book to provide a competent and complex account of this play in mild of contemporary notions of tradition, functionality, democracy, faith, and aesthetics. After putting the paintings in its unique ancient, cultural, and biographical context, Griffith is going directly to underscore the originality of Frogs in terms of parallel advancements within the tragedies of Aeschylus and Euripides, between others. He highlights the play's precise portrayal of the determine of Dionysus, the Eleusinian secret cult, and the query of lifestyles after loss of life. This identify presents not just a close research of the play and a concise account of its reception, but additionally a succinct advent to historical Greek comedy, exploring the extreme diversity of theatrical conventions, ethical and aesthetic assumptions, and spiritual ideals that underlie the motion of Aristophanes' play. The booklet offers a useful significant other to Aristophanes and the theater of classical Greece for college kids and common readers alike.
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