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Lamenting the unwholesome state of human affairs, a pair of adventurers turn their backs on civilization as they know it and unite with the birds to found an idyllic city in the clouds. Among the earliest existing portrayals of a utopian society, this rollicking farce follows the two Athenians into their self-imposed exile as they negotiate with their avian allies to establish a "Cloud-cuckoo-town" between heaven and earth. Satirical targets include Socrates, depicted here as a wily sophist, and the gods themselves, who ultimately capitulate to the utopians' crafty maneuverings.

Original title: Ορνιθες [Ornithes; Latin: Aves]
Original languages: Ancient Greek

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Genre: Drama and PlaysAncientGreekComedy

This work is a subwork of the following works :
     Birds and Other Plays, the (1978) [Collection]
      Author: Aristophanes
     Classical Comedy (2007) [Anthology]
      Authors: Aristophanes , Plautus , Menander , Terence

Edition #1: The Birds

The Birds (1999)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Jeffry Henderson
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The Birds (July 1, 1999)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Focus Publishing
ISBN: 0941051870
Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.3 x 0.3 in
Pages: 96

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Edition #2: Birds

Birds (1998)
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Language: English

Translated by: Peter Meineck
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Edition #4: The Birds

The Birds (1961)
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Language: English

Translated by: William Arrowsmith
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Edition #5: The Birds

The Birds (1957)
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Language: English

Translated by: Dudley Fitts
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Edition #6: The Birds

The Birds (1928)
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Language: English

Translated by: Unknown Author
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Manifested in:

The Birds (1999)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Mineola, NY
Publisher: Dover Thrift Editions
ISBN: 0486408868
Dimensions: x x

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Edition #7: The Birds

The Birds (1924)
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Language: English

Translated by: Alexander Harvey
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