The History of Literature #328 – Aristophanes (with Aaron Poochigian)

328 Aristophanes (with Aaron Poochigian)

Often called the Father of Comedy, the satirical playwright Aristophanes (c. 450 BCE – 388 BCE) used his critical eye and sharp tongue to skewer politicians and philosophers alike. In this episode, poet and classicist Aaron Poochigian joins Jacke to discuss his new translation of four plays by Aristophanes – and explains why these ancient Athenian comedies (CloudsBirdsLysistrata, and Women of the Assembly) are especially relevant today.

Works Discussed

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