The Assembly of Women (Ecclesiazusae) / Edition 1

The Assembly of Women (Ecclesiazusae) / Edition 1

by Aristophanes, Robert (Translator) Mayhew
     
 

The women of Athens concoct a daring scheme: penetrate the male-dominated Assembly disguised as men and vote themselves into power, after which they will overturn the old laws and inaugurate a new society where all are equal and where property and sex, too! is shared. This new translation of Aristophanes' last extant play recaptures the spirit, the bawdiness,

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The women of Athens concoct a daring scheme: penetrate the male-dominated Assembly disguised as men and vote themselves into power, after which they will overturn the old laws and inaugurate a new society where all are equal and where property and sex, too! is shared. This new translation of Aristophanes' last extant play recaptures the spirit, the bawdiness, and the brilliance of this rollicking farce, which is at the same time a profound critique of contemporary Greek customs and manners.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781573921336
Publisher:
Prometheus Books
Publication date:
04/28/1997
Series:
Literary Classics Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
124
Product dimensions:
5.39(w) x 8.17(h) x 0.29(d)

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