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Lysistrata

Lysistrata
A Book

by Aristophanes

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2012-11-01
  • Pages : 36
  • ISBN : 1625580592
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Aristophanes' play, Lysistrata, takes place toward the end of the Peloponnesian War and centers on the lives of the soldiers' wives. One woman, Lysistrata, under the impression that a man's libido is ultimately his driving force in life, comes up with an interesting peace solution: to deny their husbands sexual relations until they can settle on a peace agreement that will end the war. However, Lysistrata's strategy effectively creates even more war than before as the sexes begin to feud with each other. Aristophanes' play is both comic and poignant as it reveals the relationship between men and women in classical Athens society.

Lysistrata and Other Plays

Lysistrata and Other Plays
A Book

by Aristophanes

  • Publisher : Digireads.Com
  • Release : 2013-01-01
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN : 9781420947588
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Greek playwright Aristophanes spins wonderful stories combining politics, satire, and classic Greek gods in this collection of "Lysistrata and Other Plays." "Lysistrata" focuses on the women of Greece whose husbands leave for the Peloponnesian War. The women do not care about the war as much as they care about missing their husbands; Lysistrata also insists that men rarely listen to women's reasoning and exclude their opinions on matters of the state. In retaliation, the women of Greece organize a strike, refusing to give their husbands sex until both sides agree to cease fighting. What makes the play tongue-in-cheek is that the men become more upset with their wives than they do with their enemies of war. It was also notable due to its positive portrayal of a woman's rationality in a male-dominated society. Its comedic portrayal of the dumbfounded men has made it a favorite of theatre lovers for years. The other plays, "The Clouds" and "The Acharnians," are both remembered for their absurd humor and their importance to the Greek theatre. Aristophanes' intelligence and wit is present in all of his works, and the plays contained in "Lysistrata and Other Plays" will captivate and entertain readers for many more years to come.

Lysistrata and Other Plays

Lysistrata and Other Plays
The Acharnians, the Clouds, Lysistrata

by Aristophanes

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 19??
  • Pages : 241
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Lysistrata and Other Plays

Lysistrata and Other Plays
A Book

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
A Book

by Aristophanes

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1990
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9780856684579
  • 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 and indeed still the world's feminist drama.

Lysistrata and Other Plays

Lysistrata and Other Plays
The Acharnians, the Clouds, Lysistrata

by Aristophanes

  • Publisher : Digireads.com Publishing
  • Release : 19??
  • Pages : 241
  • ISBN : 9781420947595
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Birds and Other Plays

Birds and Other Plays
A Book

by Aristophanes,

  • Publisher : Oxford Paperbacks
  • Release : 2008-11-13
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9780199555673
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This is the first complete verse translation of Aristophanes' comedies to appear for more than twenty-five years and makes freshly available one of the most remarkable comic playwrights in the entire Western tradition, complete with an illuminating introduction including play by play analysis and detailed notes. Contains: Birds; Lysistrata; Assembly-Women; Wealth.

The Acharnians

The Acharnians
And The Clouds and Lysistrata

by Aristophanes

  • Publisher : Penguin Classics
  • Release : 1973
  • Pages : 255
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Writing at a time of political and social crisis in Athens, Aristophanes (c. 447-c. 385 BC) 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 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. For this edition Alan Sommerstein has completely revised his translation of the three plays, bringing out the full nuances of Aristophanes' ribald humour and intricate word play, with a new introduction explaining the historical and cultural background to the plays. Book jacket.

Lysistrata and Other Plays

Lysistrata and Other Plays
A Book

by Aristophanes,The Athenian Society

  • Publisher : Digireads.com
  • Release : 2018-09-17
  • Pages : 120
  • ISBN : 9781420958690
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Greek playwright, Aristophanes, lived during the 5th and 4th century BC and is considered one of the principal authors of the Greek classical period. Of the nearly thirty plays he wrote during his career, eleven are extant. Amongst the most famous of these is "Lysistrata," a comedy which focuses on the women of Greece whose husbands have left for the Peloponnesian War. The women do not care about the conflict as much as they care about missing their husbands. Its titular character, Lysistrata, insists that men rarely listen to women's reasoning and exclude their opinions on matters of state. In retaliation she convinces the women of Greece to organize a strike, refusing to have sex with their husbands until both sides agree to cease fighting. The irony of this is that the men become more upset with their wives than they do with their enemies of war. Notable for its positive portrayal of women's rationality in a male-dominated society, "Lysistrata" stands as one the most popular and frequently performed plays from classical antiquity. Also included in this collection are two additional Aristophanes plays, "The Acharnians" and "The Clouds." This edition is printed on premium acid-free paper and is translated with annotations by the Athenian Society.

Lysistrata

Lysistrata
A Book

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.

The Frogs and Other Plays

The Frogs and Other Plays
A Book

by Aristophanes

  • Publisher : Digireads.Com
  • Release : 2013-01-01
  • Pages : 102
  • ISBN : 9781420947649
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Along with Sophocles and Euripides, Aristophanes is considered one of the three great Greek playwrights. Only eleven of his nearly forty plays survive in their entirety to this day. "The Frogs and Other Plays" includes the titular play along "The Wasps" and "The Thesmophoriazusae." Produced the year after the death of Euripides, "The Frogs" laments the decay of Greek tragedy which Aristophanes attributed to that writer. It is an admirable example of the brilliance of his style, and of that mingling of wit and poetry with rollicking humor and keen satirical point which is his chief characteristic. Here, as elsewhere, he stands for tradition against innovation of all kinds, whether in politics, religion, or art. In "The Wasps" Aristophanes pokes satirical fun at the demagogue Cleon and the Athenian law courts that provide Cleon with his power. "The Thesmophoriazusae" is concerned with the schemes of a group of women at the Thesmophoria, an annual fertility celebration dedicated to Demeter, who angered by Euripides portrayal of women in his plays as mad, murderous, and sexually depraved, plan to exact revenge upon him.

Aristophanes

Aristophanes
Frogs and Other Plays - A New Translation

by Aristophanes

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release : 2016-11-10
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 9780192824097
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This vibrant collection of verse translations of Aristophanes' works-featuring Clouds, Women at the Thesmophoria (or Thesmophoriazusae), and Frogs-combines historical accuracy with a sensitive attempt to capture the rich dramatic and literary qualities of Aristophanic comedy. Including expansive introductions to each play, as well as detailed explanatory notes and an illuminating appendix, this volume presents freshinterpretations of three key works from one of the most original playwrights in the entire Western tradition.

Four Plays

Four Plays
A Book

by Aristophanes

  • Publisher : Plume
  • Release : 1984
  • Pages : 619
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Classic Greek plays offer a caricature of Socrates, a flawed utopia, a clever plan to gain peace, and a debate between deceased playwrights

Birds ; Lysistrata ; Assembly-women ; Wealth

Birds ; Lysistrata ; Assembly-women ; Wealth
A Book

by Aristophanes

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
  • Release : 1997
  • Pages : 297
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This new verse translation of Aristophanes' comedies offers one of the world's great comic dramatists in a form which is both historically faithful and theatrically vigorous. Aristophanes' plays were produced for the festival theatre of classical Athens in the fifth century BC and remarkably encompass the whole gamut of humor, from brilliantly inventive fantasy to obscene vulgarity. There is a substantial general introduction to the author and introductory essays for each of the plays, as well as full explanatory notes and an index of names.

Lysistrata (Amazonclassics Edition)

Lysistrata (Amazonclassics Edition)
A Book

by Aristophanes

  • Publisher : AmazonClassics
  • Release : 2018-03-27
  • Pages : 126
  • ISBN : 9781503901551
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Peloponnesian War seems to have no end, and one woman has had enough. Lysistrata, the outspoken, practical-minded heroine of Aristophanes's comedic masterpiece, crafts a plan to end the conflict once and for all with a surefire means to unity: she implores all the women of Greece to withhold sexual privileges until a peace treaty is signed. What begins as a sworn oath becomes a movement that tests both sides and could change the course of history. Aristophanes's irresistibly bawdy play is both a timeless antiwar set piece and an insightful comedy that is as fresh and poignant as ever. AmazonClassics brings you timeless works from the masters of storytelling. Ideal for anyone who wants to read a great work for the first time or rediscover an old favorite, these new editions open the door to literature's most unforgettable characters and beloved worlds. Revised edition: Previously published as Lysistrata, this edition of Lysistrata (AmazonClassics Edition) includes editorial revisions.

Aristophanes: Four Plays: Clouds, Birds, Lysistrata, Women of the Assembly

Aristophanes: Four Plays: Clouds, Birds, Lysistrata, Women of the Assembly
A Book

by Aristophanes

  • Publisher : Liveright Publishing
  • Release : 2021-02-16
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN : 1631496336
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Capturing the antic outrageousness and lyrical brilliance of antiquity’s greatest comedies, Aaron Poochigian’s Aristophanes: Four Plays brings these classic dramas to vivid life for a twenty-first century audience. The citizens of ancient Athens enjoyed a freedom of speech as broad as our own. This freedom, parrhesia, the right to say what one pleased, how and when one pleased, and to whom, had no more fervent champion than the brilliant fifth-century comic playwright Aristophanes. His plays, immensely popular with the Athenian public, were frequently crude, even obscene. He ridiculed the great and the good of the city, showing up their hypocrisy and arrogance in ways that went far beyond the standards of good taste, securing the ire (and sometimes the retaliation) of his powerful targets. He showed his contemporaries, and he teaches us now, that when those in power act obscenely, patriotic obscenity is a fitting response. Aristophanes’s satirical masterpieces were also surpassingly virtuosic works of poetry. The metrical variety of his plays has always thrilled readers who can access the original Greek, but until now, English translations have failed to capture their lyrical genius. Aaron Poochigian, the first poet-classicist to tackle these plays in a generation, brings back to life four of Aristophanes’s most entertaining, wickedly crude, and frequently beautiful lyric comedies—the pinnacle of his comic art: · Clouds, a play famous for its caricature of antiquity’s greatest philosopher, Socrates; · Lysistrata, in which a woman convinces her female compatriots to withhold sex from their warmongering lovers unless they negotiate peace; · Birds, in which feathered creatures build a great city and become like gods; · and Women of the Assembly, Aristophones’s most revolutionary play, which inverts the norms of gender and power. Poochigian’s new rendering of these comic masterpieces finally gives contemporary readers a sense of the subversive pleasure Aristophones’s original audiences felt when they were first performed on the Athenian stage.

Lysistrata and Two Other Plays

Lysistrata and Two Other Plays
Women in Parliament and Women at the Festival

by Aristophanes

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2021-02-12
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This volume is a threesome of hilarious comedies which shine a light on the weakness of the powerful and the power in the weak. Views on these two antagonists are challenged and finally reversed. Women are now "on top." The weak and the powerful are thrown into the sand pits of sex and gender and we laugh at the tactics employed by each to get the upper hand. His Lysistrata is the first true feminist in literature, the first activist, the first to disband an army, the first to bring war to an end and the first to organise a sex strike. The first to show us that war and sex are connected. In his Women in Parliament, he has women "penetrating" the epicentre of the men's power, their fortress and the place where they exercise their ego. The activist this time is Praxagora (the woman who is active in the agora, the public, marketplace) They dress themselves in men's clothing (but mustn't kick too high less they reveal their identity) and enter the building well before the men do. Again, the women are the winners and we see the effect of the laws the pass... and, in his Women at the Festival, he depicts their festive behaviour.

Aristophanes: Frogs and Other Plays

Aristophanes: Frogs and Other Plays
A new verse translation, with introduction and notes

by Aristophanes

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2015-11-12
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 0191066249
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Aristophanes is the only surviving representative of Greek Old Comedy, an exuberant form of festival drama which flourished in Athens during the fifth century BC. One of the most original playwrights in the entire Western tradition, his comedies are remarkable for their brilliant combination of fantasy and satire, their constantly inventive manipulation of language, and their use of absurd characters and plots to expose his society's institutions and values to the bracing challenge of laughter. This vibrant collection of verse translations of Aristophanes' works combines historical accuracy with a sensitive attempt to capture the rich dramatic and literary qualities of Aristophanic comedy. The volume presents Clouds, with its famous caricature of the philosopher Socrates; Women at the Thesmophoria (or Thesmophoriazusae), a work which mixes elaborate parody of tragedy with a great deal of transvestite burlesque; and Frogs, in which the dead tragedians Aeschylus and Euripides engage in a vituperative contest of 'literary criticism' of each other's plays. Featuring expansive introductions to each play and detailed explanatory notes, the volume also includes an illuminating appendix, which provides information and selected fragments from the lost plays of Aristophanes.

Looking at Lysistrata

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

by Anonim

  • 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.

Lysistrata

Lysistrata
A Book

by Ranjit Bolt

  • Publisher : Oberon Books
  • Release : 2005-12-15
  • Pages : 88
  • ISBN : 1849439699
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Lysistrata is one of the few surviving plays written 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 is a new translation by Ranjit Bolt.