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Greek Satirist Collection (8 vols.)

by Menander of Athens, Aristophanes

William Heinemann 1921–1925

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Overview

Written by the “Father of Comedy” Aristophanes and Menander, the Greek Satirist Collection includes the most esteemed satirical writings on topics such as the legal system, level of education, and political state of Athens during its height. These works date as far back as the mid-400s BC and appear both in their original Greek and English translation. The purpose of these satirical writings were to point out societal, or sometimes personal shortcomings, in a dramatic and humorous way. This collection offers a unique side-by-side comparison of Aristophanes’ personally and politically targeted “Old Comedy,” and Menander’s “New Comedy” which focuses on general social issues with the use of well-developed plots and characters.

The Logos edition of The Greek Satirists Collection includes Aristophanes’ and Menander’s works in their Loeb classical arrangement. Quick and easy access to maps and charts, as well as definitions and lexical information, allow you to understand historical events like never before. Logos also helps you find etymological connections between English words and their ancient Greek counterparts. Understand the Greek better with linked definitions, synonyms, translations, and pronunciation tools.

 

Key Features

  • Plays by two of the most famous dramatists of their time
  • Loeb Classical Library editions
  • Original Greek versions and English translations
  • Some of the only remaining complete works by Aristophanes

Individual Titles

Aristophanes: The Acharnians, The Knights, The Clouds, The Wasps, vol. 1

  • Author: Aristophanes
  • Translator: Benjamin Bickley Rogers
  • Publisher: Loeb Classical Library
  • Publication Date: 1924
  • Pages: 295

This volume contains Benjamin Bickley Roger’s translations of The Acharnians, The Knights, The Clouds, and The Wasps.

Aristophanes: The Acharnians, The Knights, The Clouds, The Wasps, vol. 1: Greek Text

  • Author: Aristophanes
  • Publisher: Loeb Classical Library
  • Publication Date: 1924
  • Pages: 295

This volume contains the Greek originals The Acharnians, The Knights, The Clouds, and The Wasps.

Aristophanes, vol. 2: Peace, The Birds, The Frogs

  • Author: Aristophanes
  • Translator: Benjamin Bickley Rogers
  • Publisher: Loeb Classical Library
  • Publication Date: 1924
  • Pages: 234

This volume contains Benjamin Bickley Roger’s translations of Peace, The Birds, and The Frogs.

Aristophanes, vol. 2: Peace, The Birds, The Frogs: Greek Text

  • Author: Aristophanes
  • Publisher: Loeb Classical Library
  • Publication Date: 1924
  • Pages: 234

This volume contains the Greek originals Peace, The Birds, and The Frogs.

Aristophanes, vol. 3: The Lysistrata, The Thesmophoriazusae, The Ecclesiazusae, The Plutus

  • Author: Aristophanes
  • Translator: Benjamin Bickley Rogers
  • Publisher: Loeb Classical Library
  • Publication Date: 1925
  • Pages: 304

This volume contains Benjamin Bickley Roger’s translations of The Lysistrata, The Thesmophoriazusae, The Ecclesiazusae, The Plutus.

Aristophanes, vol. 3: The Lysistrata, The Thesmophoriazusae, The Ecclesiazusae, The Plutus: Greek Text

  • Author: Aristophanes
  • Publisher: Loeb Classical Library
  • Publication Date: 1925
  • Pages: 304

This volume includes Greek originals The Lysistrata, The Thesmophoriazusae, The Ecclesiazusae, The Plutus.

Menander: The Principle Fragments

  • Author: Menander of Athens
  • Translator: Francis C. Allinson
  • Publisher: Loeb Classical Library
  • Publication Date: 1921
  • Pages: 121

This volume includes Francis C. Allinson’s translation of Menander: The Principle Fragments

Menander: The Principle Fragments: Greek Text

  • Author: Menander of Athens
  • Publisher: Loeb Classical Library
  • Publication Date: 1921
  • Pages: 121

This volume includes the original Greek text of Menander: The Principle Fragments

Product Details

  • Title: Greek Satirist Collection
  • Authors: Aristophanes and Menander of Athens
  • Translators: Benjamin Bickley Rogers and Francis C. Allison
  • Publisher: Loeb Classical Library
  • Volumes: 8
  • Pages: 1,908

About The Authors

Aristophanes (446 BC—386 BC) is known as “the Father of Comedy" or “the Prince of Ancient Comedy." He is well known for his comic playwriting in ancient Athens; only 11 of his 40 plays survive complete.

Menander (342/2 BC–292 BC) was an Athenian dramatist who won eight Athenian dramatic festivals. He is considered the supreme poet of Greek New Comedy.