Books similar to Four Plays: The Clouds/The Birds/Lysistrata/The Frogs

Four Plays: The Clouds/The Birds/Lysistrata/The Frogs
This volume brings together the four most acclaimed comedies of Greek playwright Aristophanes. The darker comedy of The Clouds satirizes Athenian philosophers - Socrates in particular - and reflects t…
Rate it:
Goodreads members who liked this book also liked:
The Oedipus Cycle: Oedipus Rex, Oedipus at Colonus, Antigone
English versions of Sophocles’ three great tragedies based on the myth of Oedipus, translated for a modern audience by two gifted poets.
Rate it:
Theogony / Works and Days
3.78 avg. rating
· 9689 Ratings
Hesiod, one of the oldest known Greek poets, stands out as the first personality in European literature. The Theogony contains a systematic genealogy of the gods from the beginning of the world and an…
Rate it:
The Complete Poems
4.11 avg. rating
· 7155 Ratings
Catullus is a companion of lovers and of those whom love has disappointed. He is also a satirical and epigrammatic writer who savagely consoles with laughter. Carmina captures in English both the mord…
Rate it:
The Oresteia: Agamemnon, The Libation Bearers, The Eumenides
Alternate cover edition can be found here, here, here, here

In the Oresteia—the only trilogy in Greek drama which survives from antiquity—Aeschylus took as his subject the bloody chain of murder and re…
Rate it:
The Aeneid
3.84 avg. rating
· 90217 Ratings
The Aeneid – thrilling, terrifying and poignant in equal measure – has inspired centuries of artists, writers and musicians.

Part of the Macmillan Collector’s Library; a series of stunning, clothbound,…
Rate it:
Sophocles II: Ajax / Women of Trachis / Electra / Philoctetes (Complete Greek Tragedies, #4)
"These authoritative translations consign all other complete collections to the wastebasket."Robert Brustein, The New Republic

"This is it. No qualifications. Go out and buy it everybody."Kenneth Rexro…
Rate it:
History of the Peloponnesian War
3.87 avg. rating
· 25589 Ratings
Written four hundred years before the birth of Christ, this detailed contemporary account of the long life-and-death struggle between Athens and Sparta stands an excellent chance of fulfilling its aut…
Rate it:
Medea and Other Plays
4.02 avg. rating
· 9487 Ratings
Four plays which exemplify his interest in flawed, characters who defy the expectations of Greek society

The four tragedies collected in this volume all focus on a central character, once powerful, bro…
Rate it:
3.98 avg. rating
· 4841 Ratings
Based on the conviction that only translators who write poetry themselves can properly recreate the celebrated and timeless tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, the Greek Tragedy in New T…
Rate it:
3.84 avg. rating
· 3759 Ratings
Two book set: individual Commentary and Text. Bryn Mawr Commentaries have been admired and used by Greek and Latin teachers at every level for twenty years. They provide clear, concise, accurate, and …
Rate it:
Jason and the Golden Fleece (The Argonautica)
The Argonautica is the dramatic story of Jason's quest for the Golden Fleece and his relations with the dangerous princess Medea. The only surviving Greek epic to bridge the gap between Homer and late…
Rate it:
The Histories
3.96 avg. rating
· 36774 Ratings
One of the masterpieces of classical literature, the "Histories" describes how a small and quarrelsome band of Greek city states united to repel the might of the Persian empire. But while this epic st…
Rate it:
4.05 avg. rating
· 49895 Ratings
Prized through the ages for its splendor and its savage, sophisticated wit, The Metamorphoses is a masterpiece of Western culture--the first attempt to link all the Greek myths, before and after Homer…
Rate it:
The Bacchae and Other Plays
4.15 avg. rating
· 4309 Ratings
The plays of Euripides have stimulated audiences since the fifth century BC. This volume, containing Phoenician Women, Bacchae, Iphigenia at Aulis, Orestes, and Rhesuscompletes the new editions of Eur…
Rate it:
Homeric Hymns
4.06 avg. rating
· 3850 Ratings
Composed for recitation at festivals, these 33 songs were written in honour of the gods and goddesses of the ancient Greek pantheon. They recount the key episodes in the lives of the gods, and dramati…
Rate it:
Five Dialogues: Euthyphro, Apology, Crito, Meno, Phaedo
The second edition of Five Dialogues presents G. M. A. Grube's distinguished translations, as revised by John Cooper for Plato, Complete Works (Hacket, 1997). Cooper has also contributed a number of n…
Rate it:
A Presocratics Reader
3.84 avg. rating
· 309 Ratings
Ideal for a two-to-three week introduction to the Presocratics and Sophists, this volume offers a selection of the extant remains of early Greek philosophical thought on cosmology, metaphysics, episte…
Rate it:
Plato: Complete Works
4.35 avg. rating
· 9547 Ratings
Outstanding translations by leading contemporary scholars--many commissioned especially for this volume--are presented here in the first single edition to include the entire surviving corpus of works …
Rate it:
Euripides V: Electra / The Phoenician Women / The Bacchae
In nine paperback volumes, the Grene and Lattimore editions offer the most comprehensive selection of the Greek tragedies available in English. Over the years these authoritative, critically acclaimed…
Rate it:
The Pot of Gold and Other Plays
3.86 avg. rating
· 1555 Ratings
Plautus's broad humor, reflecting Roman manners and contemporary life, is revealed in these five plays: The Pot of Gold (Aulularia), The Prisoners (Captivi), The Brothers Menaechmus (Menaechmi), The S…
Rate it:
Agamemnon (Oresteia, #1)
3.85 avg. rating
· 14034 Ratings
Treating ancient plays as living drama. Classical Greek drama is brought vividly to life in this series of new translations. Students are encouraged to engage with the text through detailed commentari…
Rate it:
The Odyssey
3.75 avg. rating
· 791292 Ratings
Sing to me of the man, Muse, the man of twists and turns
driven time and again off course, once he had plundered
the hallowed heights of Troy.

So begins Robert Fagles' magnificent translation of the Odys…
Rate it:
Greek Tragedies, Volume 1: Aeschylus: Agamemnon, Prometheus Bound; Sophocles: Oedipus the King, Antigone; Euripides: Hippolytus
In three paperback volumes, the Grene and Lattimore editions offer a selection of the most important and characteristic plays of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides from the nine-volume anthology of T…
Rate it:
Poems and Fragments
4.21 avg. rating
· 1665 Ratings
Little remains today of the writings of the archaic Greek poet Sappho (fl. late 7th and early 6th centuries B.C.E.), whose work is said to have filled nine papyrus rolls in the great library at Alexan…
Rate it:
The Rise of the Roman Empire
4.03 avg. rating
· 3904 Ratings
Polybius, himself a Greek and an active contemporary participant in political relations with Rome, wrote the forty books of his Universal History primarily to chronicle and account for the Roman conqu…
Rate it:
Myths from Mesopotamia: Creation, the Flood, Gilgamesh, and Others
The ancient civilization of Mesopotamia thrived between the rivers Tigris and Euphrates over 4,000 years ago. The myths collected here, originally written in cuneiform on clay tablets, include paralle…
Rate it:
The Complete Plays
4.32 avg. rating
· 2910 Ratings
Here in one volume are the full texts of the seven extant plays of the Greek playwright Sophocles, regarded by the Greeks of his time as a kind of "tragic Homer". This collection includes the revised …
Rate it:
The History of Rome, Books 1-5: The Early History of Rome
Livy (c. 59 BC-AD 17) dedicated most of his life to writing some 142 volumes of history, the first five of which comprise The Early History of Rome. With stylistic brilliance, he chronicles nearly 400…
Rate it:
The Works and Days / Theogony / The Shield of Herakles
Three epic poems by Hesiod, the 'other' great epic poet of ancient Greece (along with Homer, his near-contemporary).

Constituting some of the earliest known works of literature in European history, the…
Rate it:
Ten Plays
4.22 avg. rating
· 1478 Ratings
The first playwright of democracy, Euripides wrote with enduring insight and biting satire about social and political problems of Athenian life.  In contrast to his contemporaries, he brought an excit…
Rate it: