About the Author
Alan H. Sommerstein is Emeritus Professor of Greek at the University of Nottingham, where he taught for forty years. He is one of the foremost scholars working on Greek drama today and has written extensively on Greek drama, the oath in Greek society, and various related subjects. He has edited and translated more than 100 complete or fragmentary plays of Aeschylus, Sophocles, Aristophanes, and Menander. He has written and edited more than 40 books, including Oaths and Swearing in Ancient Greece (2014), Menander in Contexts (2014), Oath and State in Ancient Greece (2012), Aeschylean Tragedy (2010), The Tangled Ways of Zeus and Other Studies In and Around Greek Tragedy (2010), Talking about Laughter and Other Studies in Greek Comedy (2009), and Greek Drama and Dramatists (2002).