THE FROGS by Aristophanes by Dudley- Trans. by Fitts

THE FROGS by Aristophanes

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Mr. Fitts who is an established poet and classicist continues the work he started last year with his translation of in an attempt to bring the plays of Aristophanes up to date. He has translated The Frogs into readable, modern English, attempting to give it the colloquial, impudent tone of the original. It is, doubtless, an admirable idea to replace the rather stuffy Victorian translations of Aristophanes' satires, but the content of the plays -- for all Mr. Fitts' verbal pyrotechnics- hardly hold the interest of the average modern reader. This therefore must be reserved for college shelves where the Greek classics are read, either by professors or students.

Publisher: Harcourt, Brace