Aristophanes Frogs: Outline

Characters:
Xanthias, servant of Dionysus
Dionysus
Heracles
Corpse
Charon
Frogs
Chorus of initiates of the Eleusinian Mysteries
Aeacus, doorkeeper of Pluto
Maid of Persephone
Woman Innkeeper
Plathane, another innkeeper
Slave of Pluto
Pluto
Euripides
Aeschylus

1-180 JOURNEY TO THE UNDERWORLD
 (i) 1-37 Dionysos and Xanthias Arrive at the House of Herakles
 (ii) 38-166 Conversation with Herakles
 (iii) 167-80 Encounter with a Corpse

180-208 DIONYSOS EMBARKS

209-67 LYRIC DIALOGUE (268 is a spoken line)

269-311 DISEMBARKATION AND ENCOUNTER WITH A MONSTER

312-459 PARODOS
 (i) 312-22 Approach of the Chorus
 (ii) 323/4-53 Strophe and Antistrophe, with Dialogue
 (iii) 354-71 Anapests
 (iv) 372-413 Exhortations and Invocations
  (a) 372-82 Mutual Exhortation
  (b) 383f. Exhortation to invoke Demeter
  (c) 385a-94 Invocation of Demeter
  (d) 394-97 Exhortation to invoke Iakchos
  (e) 398-413 Invocation of Iakchos
 (v) 414a-439 Intervention and Mockery
 (vi) 440-59 Exhortation and Doctrine
  (a) 440-6/7 Instructions to proceed
  (b) 448-59

460-502 RECEPTION BY THE DOORKEEPER; CHANGE OF COSTUME

503-48 INVITATION FROM PERSEPHONE AND SECOND CHANGE OF COSTUME

549-604 ENCOUNTER WITH INNKEEPERS AND THIRD CHANGE OF COSTUME

605-73 DIONYSOS AND XANTHIAS ARE BEATEN

674-737 PARABASIS
 (i) 674-85 Ode
 (ii) 686-705 Epirrhema
 (iii) 706-17 Antode
 (iv) 718-37 Antepirrhema

738-813 DIALOGUE BETWEEN SLAVES

814-829 PRELUDE TO THE AGON

830-1117 AGON
 (i) 830-74 Quarrel
 (ii) 875-84 Sacrifice and Prayers
 (iii) 885-94 Prayers
 (iv) 895-904 Ode
 (v) 905f Katakeleusmos
 (vi) 907-70 Euripides' Speech
 (vii) 971-91 Pnigos
 (viii) 992-1003 Antode
 (ix) 1000f. [sic] Antikatakeleusmos
 (x) 1006-76/7 Aeschylus Puts his Case
 (xi) 1078-98 Antipnigos
 (xii) 1099-1118 Sphragis

1119-1250 CRICICISM OF PROLOGUES
 (i) 1119-76 Aeschylean Prologues
 (ii) 1177-1250 Euripides' Prologues
1251-1363 PARODY OF LYRICS
 (i) 1251-60 Stasimon
 (ii) 1261-1300 Parody of Aeschylean Lyrics
 (iii) 1301-63 Parody of Euripidean Lyrics
  (a) 1301-63 General Criticism
  (b) 1309-28 Euripidean Choral Lyric
  (c) 1329-1363 Euripidean Monody

1364-1413 THE WEIGHING OF VERSES

1414-99 POLITICAL QUESTIONS AND OUTCOME OF THE CONTEST
 (i) 1414-34  Alcibiades
 (ii) 1435-66 What Should Athens Do?
 (iii) 1467-81 Dionysos Decides
 (iv) 1482-99 Judgement of the Chorus

1500-33 EXODOS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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