Lysistrata and Other Plays [NOOK Book]

Overview

Writing at a time when Athens was undergoing a crisis in its social attitudes, Aristophanes was an eloquent opponent of the demagogue and the sophist. This collection includes Lysistrata, the hilariously bawdy anti-war fantasy; The Acharnians, a plea for peace set against the background of the long war with Sparta; and The Clouds, a satire on contemporary philosophy.
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Overview

Writing at a time when Athens was undergoing a crisis in its social attitudes, Aristophanes was an eloquent opponent of the demagogue and the sophist. This collection includes Lysistrata, the hilariously bawdy anti-war fantasy; The Acharnians, a plea for peace set against the background of the long war with Sparta; and The Clouds, a satire on contemporary philosophy.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780141907017
  • Publisher: Penguin Books, Limited
  • Publication date: 1/30/2003
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 507,909
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Aristophanes (c.448-c.385 BC), a contemporary of Socrates, was the last and greatest of the Old Attic comedians. He wrote at least 40 plays, of which 11 survived through the Middle Ages to be read and performed today. Alan Sommerstein is Head of Classics Department at Nottingham. He has translated many of Aristophanes' plays and is the author of Greek Drama & Dramatists (2002)
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Table of Contents

Chronology
Introduction
Further Reading
Translator's Note
Note on the Text
Preface to The Acharnians 3
The Acharnians 13
Preface to The Clouds 65
The Clouds 75
Preface to Lysistrata 133
Lysistrata 141
Notes 195
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    very witty reading

    this book was very witty and easy to read. it gave great reference for the greek period

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 13, 2005

    Gut-busting Greek comedy

    Aristophanes' Lysistrada is a timeless comedy that is likely to make even the modern reader blush. Not for the easily offended, Lysistrada is quite a feat from one of the earliest Greek comedic playwrights (Aristophanes was a colleague of Aeschylus). Simply hilarious!!

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