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The Ecclesiazusae by Aristophanes
     

The Ecclesiazusae by Aristophanes

by Aristophanes
 

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THE ECCLESIAZUSAE (translated variously as 'women in power'), group of Athenian women led by Praxagora sneak into the Athenian assembly disguised as men and vote the women of the Republic into power. In this hilarious farce, the women enforce an odd brand of equality through a Socialistic government; men are allowed to sleep with every woman, but they must sleep with

Overview

THE ECCLESIAZUSAE (translated variously as 'women in power'), group of Athenian women led by Praxagora sneak into the Athenian assembly disguised as men and vote the women of the Republic into power. In this hilarious farce, the women enforce an odd brand of equality through a Socialistic government; men are allowed to sleep with every woman, but they must sleep with an ugly one before a beautiful one.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940014972284
Publisher:
Halcyon Press Ltd.
Publication date:
07/19/2012
Series:
Halcyon Classics , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
172 KB

Meet the Author

Aristophanes (c.446 BC - c.386 BC) was a comic playwright of ancient Athens. Eleven of his approximately forty plays survive, providing modern understanding of the Old Comedy genre. Little is known of his personal life.

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