9780452007178

Four Plays by Aristophanes : The Birds; the Clouds; the Frogs; Lysistrata

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  • ISBN13:

    9780452007178

  • ISBN10:

    0452007178

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1984-11-01
  • Publisher: Plume

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Summary

In Lysistrata a band of women tap into the awesome power of sex in order to end a war. 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. @PussyWhip What's something we can leverage against men? What's the one thing we're good for again? It's on the tip of my tongue. From Twitterature: The World's Greatest Books in Twenty Tweets or Less

Author Biography

Aristophanes was born, probably in Athens, c. 449 BC and died between 386 and 380 BC. Little is known about his life, but there is a portrait of him in Plato's Symposium. He was twice threatened with prosecution in the 420s for his outspoken attacks on the prominent politician Cleon, but in 405 he was publicly honored and crowned for promoting Athenian civic unity in The Frogs. Aristophanes had his first comedy produced when he was about twenty-one, and wrote forty plays in all. The eleven surviving plays of Aristophanes are published in the Penguin Classics series as The Birds and Other Plays, Lysistrata and Other Plays, and The Wasps/The Poet and the Women/The Frogs.

Table of Contents

The Clouds
7(160)
The Birds
167(168)
Lysistrata
335(134)
The Frogs
469(128)
Glossary 597

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