The Birds, The Frogs by Aristophanes introduction by Dudley Fitts 1979 Easton Press part of the 100 Greatest Books


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The Birds, The Frogs by Aristophanes is a leather-bound book with gold gilt pages and is an excellent addition to your vintage Greek comedy collection or Easton Press.

The Bird's introduction by Dudley Fitts transports the audience to the aerial country of Nephelococcygia (literally, Cloudcuckooland), where things are just as bad as in real life and only appear funny because the play is neither a tragedy nor a work of philosophy, but a comedy.

The Frogs include Translation from the Greek by William James Hickie and introduction by Gilbert Seldes. The play presents a ludicrous contest between the two in the underworld, where Bacchus, god of wine and revelry, has gone to seek out a good playwright. How do the frogs get into the act? They are Aristophanes’ comic chorus, croaking like the noisy plebeians at the theater, hooting the performance.

A truly, gorgeously handsome volume, designed to become an heirloom, in collectible and gift-giving condition.


The Birds, The Frogs by Aristophanes is in excellent vintage condition for its age with no rips or tears. Please use pictures as a guide. Have any questions or need more photos, ask.

This beautiful leather-bound book is printed on sturdy, acid-neutral paper specially milled that conforms to all guidelines established for permanence and durability.

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Book Dimensions:10x8x1