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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


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Text: English, Greek --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 76 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (November 5, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1463726066
  • ISBN-13: 978-1463726065
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.2 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,076,882 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Had to buy this book for my classical culture class. Expected a boring greek story but it was actually a really interesting, weird, and ridiculously funny play with a messed up story and fart jokes which was easy to read.
Aristophanes made fun of Socrates and made him look like some kind of buffoon throughout the whole play. With the way Aristophanes' portrays Socrates, it looks like Socrates is wasting his life and not doing anything that would be beneficial to his life.
Also, I had to read it in class out loud and there was one part where I couldn't hold it anymore and started laughing out loud.It would be good to see a live play of it. When reading the play it felt like I was an actor reciting lines and had to reread them every time I laughed.
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Strepsiades was a terrible character, and I adored him. The way that he stomped on everything insightful or serious with a fart joke should have pissed me off, but instead it had me laughing out loud. My favorite part is near the beginning, where the chorus comes on for the first time. This must have been hilarious seen on the stage. Socrates is revering the chorus and going, "O great Clouds!" and so forth, and Strepsiades says, with the same religious fervor, that he's so amazed and enraptured by him that if it's allowed, and even if it's not, he's so awed that he must take a crap. I tend to be enormously put off by crude humor, but for whatever reason, I find myself amused. Aristophanes did it right, if there can be a 'right' way to do gross-out humor. As said, not a fan in general.

The whole thing was a mixture of the terribly wonderful. It was interesting to see Socrates being approached as a regular guy with a bit of an ego problem. In my encounters of learning about Socrates, he'd always held some heavy connotations of serious thought, though he did have his light-hearted moments. It's both ridiculous and hilarious to see Socrates, such a revered scholar, being made fun of with such irreverence. Whenever I read Plato, I now have this impression in the back of my mind of some guy swinging down on a wire and talking in a haughty voice about ducks. I'd say the play did its job.
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Funny play! I enjoyed reading it. It gives an insight into Athenian culture. Fairly easy to read. Enjoyed it even thought it was a required book. Second go through necessary for better understanding of the book itself.
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I'm in a humanities program at the University of Vermont, and this book was like watching "Roseanne" after a marathon of "The McGlocklin Group" (or however one spells that). It's not humoruous in the way that many fine Shakespere funny--Aristoph. actually made me laugh out loud! Read this when you're in the mood for something witty, but not too pretentious.
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By Nikki on September 28, 2013
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Classical Greece at its best. Now that the schools have dropped the ball, we must educated ourselves. Aristophanes is a writer from thpusands of years ago but so very contemporary. Timeless.
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Also a very nice book which explains all about clouds in an easy to understand way. My 4 1/2 year old liked it and will want to read it again, as will I.
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