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 (Clouds, Birds, Lysistrata, and Women of the Assembly) are especially relevant today.
- Four Plays by Aristophanes (translated by Aaron Poochigian)
- The Cutaway by Christina Kovac
- A Front Page Affair and Murder Between the Lines by Radha Vatsal
- Outlawed by Anna North
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