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Reviews for Volume III, Birds. Lysistrata. Women at the Thesmophoria (Loeb Classical Library), Vol. 3

 Volume III, Birds. Lysistrata. Women at the Thesmophoria magazine reviews

The average rating for Volume III, Birds. Lysistrata. Women at the Thesmophoria (Loeb Classical Library), Vol. 3 based on 2 reviews is 4.5 stars.has a rating of 4.5 stars

Review # 1 was written on 2019-04-03 00:00:00
2000was given a rating of 5 stars Thomas Savignano
I was pleasantly surprised by the three plays in this collection. I can't comment on the translation but if it captures the tone accurately the three plays came across to me as SNL a la ancient Greece. There are jibes at (then) current politicians and celebrities (Women at the Thesmophoria is basically a full-on roast of Euripides!), spoofs on other plays, just plainly crude burlesque on sex (both homo and hetero), drag queenery... You really have to wonder whether 2,000 years from now, university courses on ancient Earth culture will have courses on the Comedies of SNL with descriptions like the one given at the GR description of this volume, to wit:"SNL, one of the world's greatest comic dramatists, has been admired since antiquity for his iridescent wit and beguiling fantasy, exuberant language, and brilliant satire of the social, intellectual, and political life of the United States at its height. In this thirtieth volume of a new Loeb Classical Library edition of SNL's plays, Paul Atreides presents a freshly edited English text facing a lively, unexpurgated translation with full explanatory notes."
Review # 2 was written on 2014-04-04 00:00:00
2000was given a rating of 4 stars Matthew Genuit
Nobody does politically flavored, thoughtful obscenity quite like Aristophanes.


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