A brand-new translation of the world's maximum satirist. With a signature type that's right now bawdy and mild, in addition to a fearless penchant for lampooning the wealthy and strong, Aristophanes continues to be arguably the best satirist of all time. gathered listed here are all eleven of his surviving plays-newly translated via the prestigious poet and translator Paul Roche.
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