Aristophanes (Collins)

Volume XIV of the "Ancient Classics for English Readers" series, the books of which series are useful as a preliminary acquaintance to readers that wish to read the ancient texts for the first time and also a nice interpretation of them for readers that are already acquainted with them. In this volume, the plays of Aristophanes are translated into an edited and abbreviated form, with explanatory notes and interpretive background placed among the text.

ARISTOPHANES

BY

REV. W. LUCAS COLLINS, M.A.

AUTHOR OF
'ETONIANA,' 'THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS,' ETC.

WILLIAM BLACKWOOD AND SONS

EDINBURGH AND LONDON

MDCCCLXXII

CONTENTS.


PAGE
CHAP. I. INTRODUCTION, 1
II. THE KNIGHTS, 14
III. COMEDIES OF THE WAR: THE ACHARNIANS.—THE PEACE.—LYSISTRATA, 38
IV. THE CLOUDS, 75
V. THE WASPS, 101
VI. THE BIRDS, 112
VII. THE FROGS, 125
VIII. THE WOMEN'S FESTIVAL.—THE ECCLESIAZUSÆ, 139
IX. PLUTUS, 154

NOTE.


In 'The Knights,' 'The Acharnians,' 'The Birds,' and 'The Frogs,' most of the translated extracts are taken, by permission, from the admirable version of those comedies by the late Mr Hookham Frere, and are marked (F.) For all translations not so marked the present writer is responsible.


This work was published before January 1, 1928, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.