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Lysistrata

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Author: Aristophanes
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1625580592
Size: 71.98 MB
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Category : Drama
Languages : en
Pages : 36
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by Aristophanes, Lysistrata Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Lysistrata books, Aristophanes' play, Lysistrata, takes place toward the end of the Peloponnesian War and centers on the lives of the soldiers' wives. One woman, Lysistrata, under the impression that a man's libido is ultimately his driving force in life, comes up with an interesting peace solution: to deny their husbands sexual relations until they can settle on a peace agreement that will end the war. However, Lysistrata's strategy effectively creates even more war than before as the sexes begin to feud with each other. Aristophanes' play is both comic and poignant as it reveals the relationship between men and women in classical Athens society.




Lysistrata And Other Plays

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Author: Aristophanes
Publisher: Digireads.Com
ISBN: 9781420947588
Size: 76.37 MB
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Category : Drama
Languages : en
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by Aristophanes, Lysistrata And Other Plays Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Lysistrata And Other Plays books, Greek playwright Aristophanes spins wonderful stories combining politics, satire, and classic Greek gods in this collection of "Lysistrata and Other Plays." "Lysistrata" focuses on the women of Greece whose husbands leave for the Peloponnesian War. The women do not care about the war as much as they care about missing their husbands; Lysistrata also insists that men rarely listen to women's reasoning and exclude their opinions on matters of the state. In retaliation, the women of Greece organize a strike, refusing to give their husbands sex until both sides agree to cease fighting. What makes the play tongue-in-cheek is that the men become more upset with their wives than they do with their enemies of war. It was also notable due to its positive portrayal of a woman's rationality in a male-dominated society. Its comedic portrayal of the dumbfounded men has made it a favorite of theatre lovers for years. The other plays, "The Clouds" and "The Acharnians," are both remembered for their absurd humor and their importance to the Greek theatre. Aristophanes' intelligence and wit is present in all of his works, and the plays contained in "Lysistrata and Other Plays" will captivate and entertain readers for many more years to come.




Sophocles

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Author: Sophocles
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Lysistrata And Other Plays

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Author: Aristophanes
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Wolken

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Author: Aristophanes
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Birds And Other Plays

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Author: Aristophanes,
Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks
ISBN: 9780199555673
Size: 32.12 MB
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Category : Drama
Languages : en
Pages : 384
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Birds And Other Plays

by Aristophanes,, Birds And Other Plays Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Birds And Other Plays books, This is the first complete verse translation of Aristophanes' comedies to appear for more than twenty-five years and makes freshly available one of the most remarkable comic playwrights in the entire Western tradition, complete with an illuminating introduction including play by play analysis and detailed notes. Contains: Birds; Lysistrata; Assembly-Women; Wealth.




Lysistrata And Other Plays

Lysistrata and Other Plays PDF
Author: Aristophanes
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141907010
Size: 15.56 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Drama
Languages : en
Pages : 304
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by Aristophanes, Lysistrata And Other Plays Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Lysistrata And Other Plays books, The Acharnians/The Clouds/Lysistrata 'We women have the salvation of Greece in our hands' Writing at a time of political and social crisis in Athens, the ancient Greek comic playwright Aristophanes was an eloquent, yet bawdy, challenger to the demagogue and the sophist. In Lysistrata and The Acharnians, two pleas for an end to the long war between Athens and Sparta, a band of women on a sex strike and a lone peasant respectively defeat the political establishment. 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. Translated with an Introduction and Notes by Alan H. Sommerstein




Sofokles

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Author: Sophocles
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The Frogs And Other Plays

The Frogs and Other Plays PDF
Author: Aristophanes
Publisher: Digireads.Com
ISBN: 9781420947649
Size: 38.28 MB
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Category : Drama
Languages : en
Pages : 102
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The Frogs And Other Plays

by Aristophanes, The Frogs And Other Plays Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Frogs And Other Plays books, Along with Sophocles and Euripides, Aristophanes is considered one of the three great Greek playwrights. Only eleven of his nearly forty plays survive in their entirety to this day. "The Frogs and Other Plays" includes the titular play along "The Wasps" and "The Thesmophoriazusae." Produced the year after the death of Euripides, "The Frogs" laments the decay of Greek tragedy which Aristophanes attributed to that writer. It is an admirable example of the brilliance of his style, and of that mingling of wit and poetry with rollicking humor and keen satirical point which is his chief characteristic. Here, as elsewhere, he stands for tradition against innovation of all kinds, whether in politics, religion, or art. In "The Wasps" Aristophanes pokes satirical fun at the demagogue Cleon and the Athenian law courts that provide Cleon with his power. "The Thesmophoriazusae" is concerned with the schemes of a group of women at the Thesmophoria, an annual fertility celebration dedicated to Demeter, who angered by Euripides portrayal of women in his plays as mad, murderous, and sexually depraved, plan to exact revenge upon him.




Lysistrata And Other Plays

Lysistrata and Other Plays PDF
Author: Aristophanes
Publisher: Digireads.com
ISBN: 9781420958690
Size: 50.98 MB
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Category : Drama
Languages : en
Pages : 120
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Lysistrata And Other Plays

by Aristophanes, Lysistrata And Other Plays Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Lysistrata And Other Plays books, Greek playwright, Aristophanes, lived during the 5th and 4th century BC and is considered one of the principal authors of the Greek classical period. Of the nearly thirty plays he wrote during his career, eleven are extant. Amongst the most famous of these is "Lysistrata," a comedy which focuses on the women of Greece whose husbands have left for the Peloponnesian War. The women do not care about the conflict as much as they care about missing their husbands. Its titular character, Lysistrata, insists that men rarely listen to women's reasoning and exclude their opinions on matters of state. In retaliation she convinces the women of Greece to organize a strike, refusing to have sex with their husbands until both sides agree to cease fighting. The irony of this is that the men become more upset with their wives than they do with their enemies of war. Notable for its positive portrayal of women's rationality in a male-dominated society, "Lysistrata" stands as one the most popular and frequently performed plays from classical antiquity. Also included in this collection are two additional Aristophanes plays, "The Acharnians" and "The Clouds." This edition is printed on premium acid-free paper and is translated with annotations by the Athenian Society.