Among the Ancients: Aristophanes

Emily Wilson and Thomas Jones

In this sample episode from their Close Readings Plus series, Emily Wilson talks to Thomas Jones about the comedies of Aristophanes, in particular Clouds and Lysistrata.

Close Readings Plus: Among the Ancients is a new subscription podcast series looking at some of the greatest works of Ancient Greek and Roman literature over the course of a year, starting in January 2022 with the Iliad.

In addition to the podcast episodes, subscribers to the series will receive a book every month (an English translation of the work under discussion) and access to four live events with Emily and Tom, featuring guest poets and translators including Anne Carson and A.E. Stallings.

Find out more and subscribe: lrb.me/ancients

Readings by Hazel Holder / Music by Kieran Brunt / Produced by Eliane Glaser

Image: A scene from The Frogs

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