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Lysistrata and Other Plays

Lysistrata and Other Plays

by Aristophanes

  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 2003-01-30
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 0141907010
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Acharnians/The Clouds/Lysistrata 'We women have the salvation of Greece in our hands' Writing at a time of political and social crisis in Athens, the ancient Greek comic playwright Aristophanes was an eloquent, yet bawdy, challenger to the demagogue and the sophist. In Lysistrata and The Acharnians, two pleas for an end to the long war between Athens and Sparta, a band of women on a sex strike and a lone peasant respectively defeat the political establishment. The darker comedy of The Clouds satirizes Athenian philosophers, Socrates in particular, and reflects the uncertainties of a generation in which all traditional religious and ethical beliefs were being challenged. Translated with an Introduction and Notes by Alan H. Sommerstein

Lysistrata

Lysistrata

by Aristophanes

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2009-04-07
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN : 1101157348
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In Lysistrata a band of women tap into the awesome power of sex in order to end a war.

Frogs and Other Plays

Frogs and Other Plays

by Aristophanes

  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 2007-03-01
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 0141935774
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The master of ancient Greek comic drama, Aristophanes combined slapstick, humour and cheerful vulgarity with acute political observations. In The Frogs, written during the Peloponnesian War, Dionysus descends to the Underworld to bring back a poet who can help Athens in its darkest hour, and stages a great debate to help him decide between the traditional wisdom of Aeschylus and the brilliant modernity of Euripides. The clash of generations and values is also the object of Aristophanes’ satire in The Wasps, in which an old-fashioned father and his loose-living son come to blows and end up in court. And in The Poet and the Women, Euripides, accused of misogyny, persuades a relative to infiltrate an all-women festival to find out whether revenge is being plotted against him.

The Birds and Other Plays

The Birds and Other Plays
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by Aristophanes

  • Publisher : ReadHowYouWant.com
  • Release : 2008-11-28
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 142707321X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Lysistrata

Lysistrata

by Aristophanes,Alan H. Sommerstein

  • Publisher : Classical Texts
  • Release : 1990
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9780856684586
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Lysistrata is the third and last of Aristophanes' peace plays. It is a dream of peace, of how the women could help to achieve an honourable settlement, conceived when Athens was going through its blackest, most desperate crisis since the Persian War. Though in modern times this is perhaps the most popular of his works, it has never before had an English translation that aims to be reliable in detail and that is fully annotated. The Greek text is based on a fuller body of evidence than any previous edition.It is astonishing to think that this play was first performed 2,400 years ago, because of all Aristophanes great comedies, Lysistrata seems to speak most clearly to our own age. It could perhaps be described as the world's first feminist drama.Text with facing translation, commentary and notes. 224pp(Aris and Phillips 1990).

Lysistrata and Other Plays

Lysistrata and Other Plays
The Acharnians, the Clouds, Lysistrata

by Aristophanes

  • Publisher :
  • Release : 19??
  • Pages : 241
  • ISBN :
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Four Plays of Aristophanes

Four Plays of Aristophanes
The Clouds, The Birds, Lysistrata, The Frogs

by Aristophanes

  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1983
  • Pages : 311
  • ISBN :
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Lysistrata

Lysistrata

by Aristophanes

  • Publisher : Hackett Publishing
  • Release : 2011-12-14
  • Pages : 90
  • ISBN : 1585104728
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This English translation of Aristophanes’ most popular comedy will appeal to the modern reader because of its lively and imaginative plot, memorable heroine, good jokes, and appeal for peace and tolerance between nations and between the sexes. This edition includes background material on the historical and cultural context of this work, suggestions for further reading, notes, and a map. The Focus Classical Library provides close translations with notes and essays to provide access to understanding Greek culture and the roots of contemporary thought.

Acharnians

Acharnians
Lysistrata ; Clouds

by Aristophanes

  • Publisher : Focus
  • Release : 1997
  • Pages : 235
  • ISBN :
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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English translations of three of Aristophanes' most popular plays. Includes helpful notes, an introductory essay on Aristophanes and the ancient theater, and a bibliography. Each play is preceded by an essay on its history, cultural context and production.

Three Comedies

Three Comedies
The Birds; The Clouds, Translated by William Arrowsmith. The Wasps

by Aristophanes

  • Publisher : University of Michigan Press
  • Release : 1969
  • Pages : 130
  • ISBN : 9780472061532
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Contains The Birds, The Clouds, and The Wasps

Complete Plays of Aristophanes

Complete Plays of Aristophanes

by Aristophanes

  • Publisher : Bantam Classics
  • Release : 2006-05-30
  • Pages : 592
  • ISBN : 9780553902594
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A poet who hated an age of decadence, armed conflict, and departure from tradition, Aristophanes' comic genius influenced the political and social order of his own fifth-century Athens. But as Moses Hadas writes in his introduction to this volume, 'His true claim upon our attention is as the most brilliant and artistic and thoughtful wit our world has known.' Includes The Acharnians, The Birds, The Clouds, Ecclesiazusae, The Frogs, The Knights, Lysistrata, Peace, Plutus, Thesmophoriazusae, and The Wasps. From the Paperback edition.

Aristophanes Plays: 1

Aristophanes Plays: 1
Acharnians; Knights; Peace; Lysistrata

by Aristophanes,

  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release : 2013-12-04
  • Pages : 308
  • ISBN : 1472503945
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Reissue of Aristophanes' most famous plays in the Methuen Classical Greek Dramatists series Aristophanes was a unique writer for the comic stage as well as one of the most revealing about the society for which he wrote.

Lysistrata and Other Works of Aristophanes

Lysistrata and Other Works of Aristophanes

by Aristophanes

  • Publisher : BiblioBazaar, LLC
  • Release : 2009-04
  • Pages : 412
  • ISBN : 9780559131936
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.

Three Plays by Aristophanes

Three Plays by Aristophanes
Staging Women

by Jeffrey Henderson,William Goodwin Aurelio Professor of Greek Language and Literature Jeffrey Henderson

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2010-03-30
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 1135173761
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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These three plays by the great comic playwright Aristophanes (c. 446-386 BCE), the well-known Lysistrata, and the less familiar Women at the Thesmophoria and Assemblywomen, are the earliest surviving portrayals of contemporary women in the European literary tradition. These plays provide a unique glimpse of women not only in their familiar domestic roles but also in relation to household and city, religion and government, war and peace, theater and festival, and, of course, to men. This freshly revised edition presents, for the first time in a single volume, all three plays in faithful modern translations that preserve intact Aristophanes’ blunt and often obscene language, sparkling satire, political provocation, and beguiling fantasy. Alongside the translations are ample introductions and notes covering the politically engaged genre of Aristophanic comedy in general and issues of sex and gender in particular, which have been fully updated since the first edition in light of recent scholarship. An appendix contains fragments of lost plays of Aristophanes that also featured women, and an up-to-date bibliography provides guidance for further exploration. In addition to their timeless humor and biting satire, the plays are unique and invaluable documents in the history of western sexuality and gender, and they offer strikingly prescient speculations about the social and political future of the female sex.

Aristophanes and Women (Routledge Revivals)

Aristophanes and Women (Routledge Revivals)

by Lauren K. Taaffe

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2018-02-06
  • Pages : 214
  • ISBN : 1317700155
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Aristophanes and Women, first published in 1993, investigates the workings of the great Athenian comedian’s ‘women plays’ in an attempt to discern why they were in fact probably quite funny to their original audiences. It is argued that modern students, scholars, and dramatists need to consider much more closely the conditions of the plays’ ancient productions when evaluating their ostensible themes. Three plays are focused upon: Lysistrata, Thesmophoriazusae, and Ecclesiazusae. All seem to speak quite eloquently to contemporary concerns about women’s rights, the value of women’s work, and the relationships between women and war, literary representation and politics. On the one hand, Professor Taaffe tries to retrieve what an ancient Athenian audience may have l appreciated about these plays and what their central theses may have meant within that culture. On the other hand, Aristophanes is discussed from the perspective of a late twentieth-century, specifically female, reader.

Classical Comedy

Classical Comedy

by Aristophanes,Menander,Plautus,Terence

  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 2006-09-28
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 0141959487
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From the fifth to the second century BC, innovative comedy drama flourished in Greece and Rome. This collection brings together the greatest works of Classical comedy, with two early Greek plays: Aristophanes' bold, imaginative Birds, and Menander's The Girl from Samos, which explores popular contemporary themes of mistaken identity and sexual misbehaviour; and two later Roman comic plays: Plautus' The Brothers Menaechmus - the original comedy of errors - and Terence's bawdy yet sophisticated double love-plot, The Eunuch. Together, these four plays demonstrate the development of Classical comedy, celebrating its richness, variety and extraordinary legacy to modern drama.

Looking at Lysistrata

Looking at Lysistrata
Eight Essays and a New Version of Aristophanes' Provocative Comedy

by N.A

  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release : 2013-11-01
  • Pages : 168
  • ISBN : 1472519965
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In Aristophanes' Lysistrata, the women of Athens, fed up with the war against Sparta, go on a sex strike and barricade themselves into the acropolis to persuade their husbands to vote against the war. It is the most often performed of all Aristophanes' comedies. It is also, perhaps, the most misunderstood. This collection of essays by eight leading academics - written for sixth-form students and the general public alike - sets the play firmly in its historical and social context, while exploring Aristophanes' purpose in writing it and considering the responses of modern audiences and directors. The collection has been assembled and edited by David Stuttard, whose energetic new performing version of the play is included in this volume. Contributors include: Alan Beale; Edith Hall; Lorna Hardwick; James Morwood; Martin Revermann; James Robson; Alan H. Sommerstein; Michael Walton.

The Trial of Socrates

The Trial of Socrates

by Isidor Feinstein Stone

  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release : 1989
  • Pages : 282
  • ISBN : 0385260326
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Combines classical scholarship with techniques of modern investigative journalism in an attempt to unravel the mystery behind the trial and conviction of Athens' most prominent philosopher

The Eleven Comedies (Complete)

The Eleven Comedies (Complete)

by Aristophanes

  • Publisher : Library of Alexandria
  • Release : 1936
  • Pages : 857
  • ISBN : 1465549978
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Costume in the Comedies of Aristophanes

Costume in the Comedies of Aristophanes

by Gwendolyn Compton-Engle

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2015-04-27
  • Pages : 210
  • ISBN : 1107083796
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book interprets the handling of costume in the plays of the ancient Greek comic playwright Aristophanes, using as evidence the surviving plays as well as vase-paintings and terracotta figurines. This book fills a gap in the study of ancient Greek drama, focusing on performance, gender, and the body.