The Complete Plays - The Frogs Summary & Analysis

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The Frogs Summary

The Frogs begins with Dionysus and his slave Xanthias riding on a donkey discussing various gags. Eventually they get to Heracles' house and Dionysus asks Heracles' about the best way to sneak into Hades. Dionysus, tired of the second rate tragedians in vogue wants to go down to Hades so as to bring back Euripides who has recently died. Heracles gives Dionysus several quick options, including hanging, jumping off a tall building, and Hemlock. Dionysus decides each method is not for him and decides to take the same rout that Heracles took across the river Styx.

Dionysus and Xanthias take the route to the edge of the river and find the boatman Charon. Charon welcomes Dionysus buts tell Xanthias that since he is a slave he must meet them on the other side by walking around the river. On the ride...

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