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Title: Aristophanes: Acharnians (Focus Classical ...
Publication Date: 2003
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Another in the Focus Classical Library modern translations of works from the Classical world. This series of translations is noted for the clarity of translation and fidelity to the intent of the original work, with notes and an introduction that provide the student with access to the intent of the author in the original. As such these works are outstanding for their ability to provide the reader with the sense of the original as it was understood in its time and an excellent starting point for any interpretation or adaptation. The Acharnians is one of Aristophanes’ anti-war comedies.From the Publisher:
Acharnians, first performed in 425 BC, is a comedy about the ordinary farmer Dicaeopolis, evacuated from his land and pressed into service in the Peloponnesian War. Failing to interest his fellow Athenians in seeking peace, he arranges a magical private peace for himself. On the the way back to the good life in the countryside, he is confornted by a crowd of patriotic charcoal-burners from Acharnae who want to stone him as traitor. But by restaging himself as a tragic hero, Diaeopolis convinces the Acharnains of the justice of his actions and proceeds to expose the corruption of the politicians and generals, especially Genereal Lamachus. After establishing his own free-trade zone and collecting food for a sumptuous banquet, Dicaeoplis wins the national drinking contest, while General Lamachus suffers from ignominious wounds.
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