Aristophanes' Lysistrata

Aristophanes' Lysistrata

by Aristophanes Aristophanes
     
 

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Lysistrata is one of the few surviving plays written by Aristophanes. Originally performed in classical Athens in 411 BC, it is a comic account of one woman's extraordinary mission to end The Peloponnesian War. Lysistrata persuades the women of Greece to withhold sexual privileges from their husbands and lovers as a means of forcing the men to negotiate peace � a…  See more details below

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Lysistrata is one of the few surviving plays written by Aristophanes. Originally performed in classical Athens in 411 BC, it is a comic account of one woman's extraordinary mission to end The Peloponnesian War. Lysistrata persuades the women of Greece to withhold sexual privileges from their husbands and lovers as a means of forcing the men to negotiate peace � a strategy, however, that inflames the battle between the sexes.


Aristophanes (ca. 446 BC � ca. 386 BC), was a comic playwright of ancient Athens. Eleven of his 40 plays survive virtually complete. These, together with fragments of some of his other plays, provide the only real examples of a genre of comic drama known as Old Comedy, and they are used to define the genre. Also known as the Father of Comedy and the Prince of Ancient Comedy, Aristophanes has been said to recreate the life of ancient Athens more convincingly than any other author.
-Wikipedia.com

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940016359250
Publisher:
Castaway Family Press
Publication date:
03/18/2013
Series:
Aristophanes Ancient Classic Plays , #1
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
102 KB

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Aristophanes (ca. 446 BC � ca. 386 BC), was a comic playwright of ancient Athens. Eleven of his 40 plays survive virtually complete. These, together with fragments of some of his other plays, provide the only real examples of a genre of comic drama known as Old Comedy, and they are used to define the genre. Also known as the Father of Comedy and the Prince of Ancient Comedy, Aristophanes has been said to recreate the life of ancient Athens more convincingly than any other author.
-Wikipedia.com

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