Birds/Lysistrata/Women at the Thesmophoria (Loeb Classical Library 179) - [pdf]

Birds/Lysistrata/Women at the Thesmophoria (Loeb Classical Library 179)
Title:Birds/Lysistrata/Women at the Thesmophoria (Loeb Classical Library 179)
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ISBN:0674995872
Number of Pages:624

Epic book online Books by: Aristophanes, Jeffrey Henderson Aristophanes ca b c one of the world s greatest comic dramatists has been admired since antiquity for his iridescent wit and beguiling fantasy exuberant language and brilliant satire of the social intellectual and political life of Athens at its height In this third volume of a new Loeb Classical Library edition of Aristophanes plays Jeffrey Henderson presents a freshly edited Greek text facing a lively unexpurgated translation with full explanatory notes p In Birds Aristophanes turns from the pointed political satire characteristic of earlier plays to a fantasy that soars literally into the air in search of a carefree world Here the enterprising protagonists create a utopian counter Athens called Cloudcuckooland ruled by birds Lysistrata blends uninhibited comedy and an earnest call for peace Lysistrata our first comic heroine organizes a panhellenic conjugal strike of young wives until their husbands end the war between Athens and Sparta Athenian women again take center stage in Women at the Thesmophoria this time to punish Euripides for portraying them as wicked Parody of Euripides plots enlivens this witty confrontation of the sexes p

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