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Lysistrata and Other Plays: The Acharnians, the Clouds, Lysistrata (Penguin Classics)

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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 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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Synopsis:

Aristophones was a contemporary of Socrates and the last and greatest of the old Attic comedians, but unfortunately only 11 of his plays survive. Of these, this title contains three: "Lysistrata", "The Acharnians", and "The Clouds".

Synopsis:

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.

 

Synopsis:

Writing at the time of political and social crisis in Athens, Aristophanes was an eloquent yet bawdy challenger to the demagogue and the sophist. This is a new edition of comedies by the great satirist of ancient Greece.

About the Author

Aristophanes (c. 447-c. 385 bc), a contemporary of Socrates, was the last and greatest of the Old Attic comedians. Eleven of his forty plays survive.

Alan H. Sommerstein is head of the classics department at Nottingham.

Table of Contents

The Acharnians — The clouds — Lysistrata.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140448146
Translator:
Sommerstein, Alan H.
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Translator:
Sommerstein, Alan H.
Author:
Sommerstein, Alan H.
Author:
Aristophane
Author:
Aristophanes
Location:
London
Subject:
General
Subject:
Ancient, Classical & Medieval
Subject:
Peace movements
Subject:
Women and peace
Subject:
Comedies
Subject:
Lysistrata
Subject:
Greek & Roman
Subject:
General Drama
Subject:
DRAMA / General
Subject:
General Performing Arts
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Rev. ed.
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Penguin Classics
Series Volume:
563
Publication Date:
20030431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
7.92x5.06x.71 in. .51 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 304 pages Penguin Books - English 9780140448146 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Aristophones was a contemporary of Socrates and the last and greatest of the old Attic comedians, but unfortunately only 11 of his plays survive. Of these, this title contains three: "Lysistrata", "The Acharnians", and "The Clouds".
"Synopsis" by ,

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.

 

"Synopsis" by , Writing at the time of political and social crisis in Athens, Aristophanes was an eloquent yet bawdy challenger to the demagogue and the sophist. This is a new edition of comedies by the great satirist of ancient Greece.

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