The Birds

Title

The Birds

Author

Aristophanes

Availability

Distributed by the University of Oxford under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

Download: zip

Languages

English

Editorial Practice

Encoding format: HTML

OTA keywords

Comedies

LC keywords

Greek drama (Comedy)
Greece--History--Peloponnesian War, 431-404 B.C.
Athens (Greece)--History

Extent
  • designation: CollectionText
  • size: 1 file: ca. 805 KB
Creation Date

1982-present

Source Description

Birds / edited with translation and notes by Alan H. Sommerstein — Birds. English [and] Greek. Aristophanes Sommerstein, Alan H. translator Sommerstein, Alan H. xv, 311 p. ill. : plate, chart ; 22 cm. Aris and Phillips Warminster: 1987 085668287X : Aristophanes. Works. English [and] Greek. 1980 ; 6

Note: Text in Greek with English translation on the opposite page

Note: Translation of: Ornithes

Notes

Mode of access: Online. OTA website

Title proper taken from AHDS Catalogue Form

The Birds was first produced at the drama festival in 414 BC, where it won second prize. At this period, during the Peloponnesian War, Athens was very powerful and confident, having just launched the expedition to Sicily, fully expecting to triumph in that venture and in the larger war.

Also available at: http://www.mala.bc.ca/~johnstoi/aristophanes/birds.htm

Permanent URL

http://purl.ox.ac.uk/ota/2496