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Author  Alan H. Sommerstein
Publisher  Liverpool University Press
Publication Date   December 1, 1983
ISBN  0856682136
Pages  260

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Wasps was first produced at the Lenaea festival of 422 BC. The play is at once a political satire and also, like Clouds and the lost Banqueters , a comedy on the theme of the conflict of generations. The play follows the efforts of a mischievous and mercurial old man to escape the control of a stern and heavy son.

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