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Lysistrata and Other Plays
Title:Lysistrata and Other Plays
Format Type:eBook PDF / e-Pub
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ISBN:0140448144
Number of Pages:241

Epic book online Books by: Aristophanes, Alan H. Sommerstein p Writing at the time of political and social crisis in Athens Aristophanes was an eloquent yet bawdy challenger to the demagogue and the sophist The Achanians is a plea for peace set against the background of the long war with Sparta 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 br br For this edition Alan Sommerstein has completely revised his translation of these 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 p

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