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Three Plays: Lysistrata / The Acharnians / The Clouds - Aristophanes, Alan H. Sommerstein
Three Plays: Lysistrata / The Acharnians / The Clouds
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Writing at the time of political and social crisis in Athens, Aristophanes was an eloquent yet bawdy challenger to the demagogue and the sophist. The Achanians is a plea for peace set against the background of the long war with Sparta. In Lysistrata a band of women tap into the awesome power of... show more
Writing at the time of political and social crisis in Athens, Aristophanes was an eloquent yet bawdy challenger to the demagogue and the sophist. The Achanians is a plea for peace set against the background of the long war with Sparta. 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.  
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Format: mass market paperback
ISBN: 9780140442878 (0140442871)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
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Edward
Edward rated it
4.0 Lysistrata and Other Plays
ChronologyIntroduction & NotesFurther ReadingTranslator's NoteNote on the TextPreface to The Acharnians--The AcharniansPreface to The Clouds--The CloudsPreface to Lysistrata--LysistrataNotes
Julian Meynell's Books
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5.0 Aristophanes' Lysistrata and Other Plays
I'm slowly working my way through the Ancient Greek play writes and I have read Aeschylus and Sophocles but not Euripides. Aristophanes is my first comedic Greek play write and likely to be my last because he is the only one that survives. This volume contains Lysistrata, The Archanians and the Cl...
Pirlim Pem Pem
Pirlim Pem Pem rated it
4.0 Lysistrata and Other Plays
Masterpiece!
Horrorvacui000
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Awesome! Read it and you'll understand. There has never been a better use of a sex strike. ;)
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