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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
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