Lysistrata and Other Plays (Penguin Classics)

By: Aristophanes

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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.

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Title:: Lysistrata and Other Plays (Penguin Classics)

Author:: Aristophanes

Categories: Greek & Latin Classics,

Publisher: Addison Wesley: April 2003

ISBN Number:: 0140448144

ISBN Number: 13: 9780140448146

Binding:: Paper Back

Book Condition:: New

Seller ID:: 117980