Lysistrata and Other Plays (Penguin Classics)
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- Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
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- Dimensions (in):7.9 x 5.1 x 0.7
- Publication Date:September 27, 2008
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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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