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

Author: Aristophanes. Aaron Poochigian, trans.

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

Author: Aristophanes. Aaron Poochigian, trans.

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Item #: D40516
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 432
Publication Date: 2021
Publisher: Liveright
ISBN: 9781631496509
Ancient Athenians enjoyed broad freedom of speech, and few pushed it further than Aristophanes (446-386 BC). Collecting four of his best comedies, this anthology includes Clouds, a satire of Socrates; Lysistrata, in which women withhold sex from their warmongering lovers until they negotiate peace; Birds, with feathered creatures building a great city and be... More
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Ancient Athenians enjoyed broad freedom of speech, and few pushed it further than Aristophanes (446-386 BC). Collecting four of his best comedies, this anthology includes Clouds, a satire of Socrates; Lysistrata, in which women withhold sex from their warmongering lovers until they negotiate peace; Birds, with feathered creatures building a great city and becoming like gods; and Women of the Assembly, which inverts the norms of gender and power.


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