Greek Theatre Critics Quotes

This includes quotes for Aristophanes Frogs, Euripides Bacchae and Sophocles Oedipus Rex.

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1. ‘Frogs was written and produced at a time of extreme uncertainty’ (Frogs)

  • Dr Sean McEvoy
  • Judith Affleck and Clive Letchford
  • Martha Habash
  • Kenneth J. Dover
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2. ‘Oedipus is a kind of symbol of human intelligence which cannot rest until it has solved all the riddles’ (Oedipus)

  • Jews Holzhausen
  • E. R. Dodds
  • C. M. Bowra
  • R. C. Jebb

3. ‘His works are raucous and zany. Satire - the mocking of figures in the public eye, whether politicians, philosophers or playwrights - is its constant mode’ (Frogs)

  • Dr Sean McEvoy
  • Jews Holzhausen
  • Marina Goggin
  • Martha Habash

4. ‘In Frogs, Aristophanes both tests new parameters of Old comedy and also strengthens existing ones’ (Frogs)

  • Kenneth J. Dover
  • Martha Habash
  • Dr Sean McEvoy
  • Judith Affleck and Clive Letchford

5. ‘Frogs… is also a document from which we can infer Athenian attitudes to tragedy' (Frogs)

  • C. M. Bowra
  • Judith Affleck and Clive Letchford
  • Kenneth J. Dover
  • Martha Habash

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