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Four Plays: The Clouds / The Birds / Lysistrata / The Frogs - Aristophanes, William Arrowsmith, Richmond Lattimore, Douglass Parker
Four Plays: The Clouds / The Birds / Lysistrata / The Frogs
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In Lysistrata a band of women tap into the awesome power of sex in order to end a war. The darker comedy of The Clouds satirizes Athenian philosophers, Socrates in particular, and reflects the uncertainties of a generation in which all traditional religious and ethical beliefs were being... show more
In Lysistrata a band of women tap into the awesome power of sex in order to end a war. The darker comedy of The Clouds satirizes Athenian philosophers, Socrates in particular, and reflects the uncertainties of a generation in which all traditional religious and ethical beliefs were being challenged. @PussyWhip What’s something we can leverage against men? What’s the one thing we’re good for again? It’s on the tip of my tongue. From Twitterature: The World's Greatest Books in Twenty Tweets or Less
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780452007178 (0452007178)
ASIN: 452007178
Publisher: Plume
Pages no: 624
Edition language: English
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Monkeypanic
Monkeypanic rated it
3.0 Four Plays by Aristophanes: The Birds; The Clouds; The Frogs; Lysistrata (Meridian classics)
NOTE: THIS BOOK CONTAINS FOUR PLAYS, BUT THIS REVIEW ONLY PERTAINS TO The Birds.WARNING: I guess I was in a mood, and this review got .gif-tastic, for some reason. If you hate that (as I do), then here's you chance to just skip it, by not clicking below.It kills me to say it, but this was the least ...
UNICORN PORN FOR ALL
UNICORN PORN FOR ALL rated it
4.0
I don't always love Aristophanes; he can really cram the obscure contemporary references into his stuff, which makes it sortof impossible to get the jokes. But he makes a lot of fart jokes, too, and those are timeless.In order, the best of these plays:1) Lysistrata, by a long shot. The most origina...
janeg
janeg rated it
Great plays, amazingly relevant even after over 2000 years. Sure, Aristophanes is a bit of a snob (and other things) but it wasn't too hard too overlook the occasional classicist dabbling. The translation by Arrowsmith was a bit too "modern" for me, but an American reader may be able to appreciate i...
La Crimson Femme
La Crimson Femme rated it
I borrowed this book specifically to read Lysistrata. This one, I did find pretty amusing and I'd rate it a 3 star. I liked how the women forced men to submit through closing their legs. That had me giggling. Then I moved on to The Clouds. Oy vey. I wanted to smack the father and son in this o...
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