Lysistrata by Aristophanes (English) Paperback Book Free Shipping! 9780486282251

Lysistrata by Aristophanes (English) Paperback Book Free Shipping! 9780486282251
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"Aristophanes' great anti-war drama, with comedic overtones, glorifies the power of fertility in the face of destruction. Plays for Performance Series." Aristophanes is astonishingly ahead of his time in this, probably his greatest and most enduring comedy. Classic comedy (5th century BC) concerns the vow of Greek women to withhold sex from their husbands until the men agree to end the disastrous wars between Athens and Sparta. Exuberant battle of the sexes with underlying anti-war theme. First presented in 411 B.C., this ancient comedy concerns the efforts of Lysistrata, an Athenian woman, to persuade other woman to join together in a strike against the men of Greece, denying them sex until they've agreed to put down their arms and end the disastrous wars between Athens and Sparta.When the strike begins, and the men respond, the comedic battle of the sexes that ensues makes this spirited play one of the most enjoyable of the classics. In it, Aristophanes employs a mixture of shrewd logic and raffish humor that fully exploits the rich comic potential of the story and its underlying antiwar sentiment. Always a favorite of audiences, "Lysistrata," because of its pointed feminist sympathies, is studied and performed today more than ever. This classic comedy - from the 5th century BC - concerns the vow of Greek women to withhold sex from their husbands until the men agree to end the disastrous wars between Athens and Sparta. An exuberant battle of the sexes with underlying anti-war theme. This classic comedy from the 5th century BC concerns the vow of Greek women to withhold sex from their husbands until the men agree to end the disastrous wars between Athens and Sparta. An exuberant battle of the sexes with underlying anti-war theme.
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ISBN-10 0486282252
ISBN-13 9780486282251
eBay Product ID (ePID) 64515
Key Details
Author Aristophanes
Number Of Pages 64 pages
Edition Description Unabridged
Series Dover Thrift Editions
Format Paperback
Publication Date 1994-10-20
Language English
Publisher Dover Publications, Incorporated
Publication Year 1994
Additional Details
Copyright Date 1994
Original Language Greek, Greek, Classical
Dimensions
Weight 2.3 Oz
Width 0.2 In.
Length 8.3 In.
Target Audience
Group Trade
Grade From Ninth Grade
Age Range 14
Classification Method
LCCN 94-036628
LC Classification Number PA3877.L8 1994
Dewey Decimal 882/.01
Dewey Edition 22

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