By Mark Griffith
Mark Griffith's research of the Frogs is the 1st unmarried publication to supply a competent and complex account of this play in mild of recent 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 with regards to parallel advancements within the tragedies of Aeschylus and Euripides, between others. He highlights the play's detailed portrayal of the determine of Dionysus, the Eleusinian secret cult, and the query of lifestyles after loss of life. This identify offers not just a close research of the play and a concise account of its reception, but additionally a succinct advent to historic Greek comedy, exploring the intense variety of theatrical conventions, ethical and aesthetic assumptions, and non secular ideals that underlie the motion of Aristophanes' play. The ebook presents a useful significant other to Aristophanes and the theater of classical Greece for college students and common readers alike.
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