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Lysistrata (Illustrated)
     

Lysistrata (Illustrated)

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by Aristophanes
 

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Lysistrata is a comedy 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

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Lysistrata is a comedy 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. The play is notable for being an early exposé of sexual relations in a male-dominated society. The dramatic structure represents a shift away from the conventions of Old Comedy, a trend typical of the author's career. It was produced in the same year as Thesmophoriazusae, another play with a focus on gender-based issues, just two years after Athens' catastrophic defeat in the Sicilian Expedition.

This edition contains illustrations.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940148227915
Publisher:
Bronson Tweed Publishing
Publication date:
02/02/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
5 MB

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Lysistrata 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
TLUProf More than 1 year ago
Free is pretty worthless if you can't read bad OCR text and/or French. This was useless to me. If you ask me, Google needs to get some better text recognition software--I doubt even a native French speaker could make much sense of this mess.
Squish_K More than 1 year ago
don't bother downloading unless you wish to read this in French.
manirul01 More than 1 year ago
Awesome....!Beautiful....!Wonderful....!I really enjoy it.....!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This play is absolutely fantastic! It uses comedy ingeniously to get across an important point. I was busting out the entire time i was reading it. Origionally it was for a class but i bought it as soon as i got home! Definitely a great peice of classic literature that everyone should read
BookReviewersClub More than 1 year ago
Dean Goranites of the BookReviewersClub reviewed the book "Lysistrata." This book tells the story of a woman named Lysistrata during the Peloponnesian War. Because she was tired of waiting for her husband to return from war along with all the other women in her village, and because she was getting too old to have children, Lysistrata came up with an idea to end the war. She brought all the women together and held a conference. At the conference, the women decided that in order to stop the war, they would withhold sex from their men. So, they locked themselves up in the Acropolis and told their men that they would get nothing until the war was over. Because of that, the book was great fun. There seems to be a lot of debate on whether this is a feminist book or not. Still, Dean highly recommends reading it. To quote, "It's amazing." All in all, he gave this book 5 stars.
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