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"A work of unusual excellence and an indispensable tool for all who are interested in understanding Aristophanes."--Hermathena


"A splendid book, easily the best edition of a play of Aristohanes yet to appear in this country."--Classical Review


"At last we have a major edition and a splendid commentart remarkable both for its learning and its conciseness."--American Journal of Philology


--This text refers to an alternatePaperbackedition.
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ISBN-10:  1453683941
ISBN-13:  978-1453683941
Author:  Aristophanes
Publisher:  CreateSpace
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This is one of the near 10,000 books that people can upload for free from [...].     This comedic play by the fifth century BCE Athenian Greek playwright Aristophanes was written to satirize the playwright's contemporary philosopher Socrates, who is portrayed in a ridiculous fashion in the play. Strepsiades, a name meaning slippery and scheming, is upset because his son is addicted to horse racing and betting has put him in debt. He goes to the "thinking shop" where Socrates …
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