Lysistrata and Other Plays (Book published April 29, 2003)

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Author  Aristophanes
Publisher  Addison Wesley
Publication Date   April 29, 2003
ISBN  9780140448146
Pages  241

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Three plays by the comedian of Ancient Greece

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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