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Frogs by Aristophanes
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Jul 23, 2008

it was amazing
bookshelves: drama-megalist, less-than-200pgs
Read in May, 2010

Reading this via Daily Lit didn't quite do it justice. Even then it was pretty funny. I'd LOVE to see this performed. The basic summary is that Dionysus goes to the Underworld to retrieve Euripedes so that the god can be entertained on earth. This leads to hi-jinx and a contest between Euripedes and Aeschylos to see which one is the best playwright (tragedy). I highly recommend it to everyone (there are elements that are funny even if you're unfamiliar with Greek drama & mythology), but it's probably most enjoyable to those familiar with Greek tragedy and mythology.
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