The Complete Plays
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Binding: Trade Paper
Size: 7.87" wide x 59.84" long x 90.16" tall
This comprehensive compilation of Aristophanes' texts, "The Complete Plays of Aristophanes" contains eleven unique stories all penned by the famously witty Greek playwright. His works are also important because they are some of the last remaining forms of Old Comedy in existence. The plays are filled with all kinds of satire, ranging from politics and sex to the humorous portrayals of popular Greek figures. "The Clouds" depicts the philosopher Socrates as a sneaky old man with a penchant for stirring up discontent and mischief. In "Lysistrata," the women of Greece refuse to give their husbands sex unless they re-think their stance in the Peloponnesian War. "The Frogs" shows that the Greek More...
Aristophanes, 448 b.c. - 385 b.c. Aristophanes is considered to be one of the greatest comedic writers ever to have taken to the stage. He was born in Athens, Greece, in the town of Cydathenaeum. Aristophanes is believed to have been well educated, which would explain his propensity towards words. It is also believed that he owned land on the island of Aegina. Aristophanes was first a satirist, he was well known for attacking anything from politics to poets, mainly the war between Sparta and Athens and the poet Euripides. He wrote more than 40, eleven of which are still being acted today. "The Acharnians" was his first play, written in 425, B.C.. This was the first of his plays in reaction More...
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