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Peace
     

Peace

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by Aristophanes
 

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Peace is an Athenian Old Comedy written and produced by the Greek playwright Aristophanes. It won second prize at the City Dionysia where it was staged just a few days before the Peace of Nicias was validified (421 BC), which promised to end the ten-year-old Peloponnesian War. The play is notable for its joyous anticipation of peace and for its celebration of a return

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Peace is an Athenian Old Comedy written and produced by the Greek playwright Aristophanes. It won second prize at the City Dionysia where it was staged just a few days before the Peace of Nicias was validified (421 BC), which promised to end the ten-year-old Peloponnesian War. The play is notable for its joyous anticipation of peace and for its celebration of a return to an idyllic life in the countryside. However, it also sounds a note of caution, there is bitterness in the memory of lost opportunities and the ending is not happy for everyone. As in all Aristophanes' plays, the jokes are numerous, the action is wildly absurd and the satire is savage-Cleon, the pro-war populist leader of Athens, is once again a target for the author's wit even though he had died in battle just a few months earlier.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781406509823
Publisher:
Dodo Press
Publication date:
08/28/2006
Pages:
60
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.14(d)
Age Range:
1 - 17 Years

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Peace 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Shakes her hea angrily an storms away to cve first res.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hey i wont be here at all from friday - sunday. Then i may be on sunday night. And monday - friday ill b on vacation. I may or may not have wi-fi. I will miss you guys!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I the real one cuz i know wen we first met i pretended to be a boy then revealed my true identity.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kk
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Runs away muhahaha
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Result seven.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
*he doesn't turn around*hello