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Όρνιθες Free read Ó eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ç Birds is generally recognized as one of Aristophanes' masterpieces for its imaginative plot it is the source of the word Cloudcuckooland and its charming and original lyrics This abridgment of Nan Dunbar's widely acclaimed edition of Birds published in 1995 preserves all theDerstand and enjoy the play It also retains the notes on staging but the metrical textual and ornithological problems are dealt with summarily and purely illustrative parallels are omitte. I read the George Theodoridis translation available here only drawback to reading this version is that there are no annotations It's a pretty accessible translation so I understood most of it anyway but I'd like to read an annotated version eventually to see what I might have missed My favorite Aristophanes is still Lysistrata I think I read the Latti translation but this was fascinating It's less explicitly political than Lysistrata but very whimsical and imaginative When I read Reason and Persuasion Three Dialogues By Plato Euthyphro Meno Republic Book I earlier this year the author had a great description of this play in connection with the ring of Gyges story in Plato's Republic A pair of idiots find themselves in the country of birds where to save their skins they end up feathered and winged organizing the birds into a political power They start a bird centric religion The newly self confident birds build a mighty fortress Cloud Cuckooland between the human world and Olympus the gifts humans give the gods vaguely conceived of as aromas rising up out of the fires are embargoed A deputation of Olympians and one Thracian god who can't speak Greek or get his clothes on straight come to Cuckooland on a diplomatic mission They need this stuff they are used to getting from mortals on a regular basis Also when the humans turned birds find their new condition convenient they reflect on why this is so If you have powers no ordinary mortals do in this case flight they can't touch you Obviously you will get up to all sorts of unethical stuff if there is no threat of punishment

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Birds is generally recognized as one of Aristophanes' masterpieces for its imaginative plot it is the source of the word Cloudcuckooland and its charming and original lyrics This abridgme. A classic comedy that makes you think without being too tiring to read or too heavy on the message that it wants to get through

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ΌρνιθεςNt of Nan Dunbar's widely acclaimed edition of Birds published in 1995 preserves all the material designed to help the less advanced student of Greek or the non specialist to translate un. Skip this comedy and read Lysistrata instead would be my last word for it This one gets 2 thumbs down