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Aristophanes: Frogs

7. Euripidean Prologues (1187-1208)

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In this module, we discuss lines 1187-1208 of the play, in which Aeschylus attacks Euripides’ tragic prologues, which (Aeschylus says) always use the same metrical patterns.


This course provides close reading and analysis of Aristophanes’ Frogs, focusing on the prescribed material for the OCR A-Level in Classical Greek. All passages are presented in the original Greek with a facing English translation, while commentary includes discussion of the historical context of the play, the language and style of Aristophanic comedy and its characters, and the references to other literary works, most notably the tragedies of Aeschylus and Euripides.


Dr Rosie Wyles researches the cultural history of the ancient world through theatre performance. She did her undergraduate studies in Classics at Oxford and was awarded her PhD on the ancient performance reception of Euripides from the University of London in 2007. Her research interests include Greek and Roman performance arts, costume, reception within antiquity and beyond it, and gender.

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Wyles, R. (2018, August 15). Aristophanes: Frogs - Euripidean Prologues (1187-1208) [Video]. MASSOLIT.

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Wyles, R. "Aristophanes: Frogs – Euripidean Prologues (1187-1208)." MASSOLIT, uploaded by MASSOLIT, 15 Aug 2018,