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Three Comedies by Aristophanes
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Sep 14, 08

A good reading translation of The Clouds in this volume - Arrowsmith definitely renders the play readable and makes several of the more topical jokes relevant to modern audiences. However, there are several liberties taken at points which can alter the reader's understanding of the subtleties of the play's critique of Socrates. If one were seriously studying this play, it would be worthwhile to cross-reference several editions.

The Frogs and the Wasps are also readable translations, but based on my experience with the rendition of The Clouds, I would be similarly careful were I to examine either play critically.

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