Wasps (Aristophanes)

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English-language translations of
Σφῆκες (Wasps)
by Aristophanes

"Wasps" (Σφῆκες Sphēkes, Latin: Vespae) is a comedy by Aristophanes, and was first produced in 422 BCE. As in his other early plays, Aristophanes pokes satirical fun at the demagogue Cleon, but in The Wasps he also ridicules one of the Athenian institutions that provided Cleon with his power base: the law courts. Excerpted from The Wasps on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
As with all ancient Greek dramas, the interpretation may vary, given the condition of available manuscripts, the current study of ancient Greek language, and changes in the English language. As a result, varying English translations exist.

English-language translations of Σφῆκες include:


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