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The Knights / Peace / The Birds / The Assembly Women / Wealth

The Knights / Peace / The Birds / The Assembly Women / Wealth

Aristophanes Alan H. Sommerstein David B. Barrett David Brett
3.7/5 (54 ratings)
The plays in this volume all contain Aristophanes' trademark bawdy comedy and dazzling verbal agility. In The Birds, two frustrated Athenians join the birds to build the utopian city of 'Much Cuckoo in the Clouds'. The Knights is a venomous satire on Cleon, a prominent Athenian demagogue, while The Assembly Women deals with the battle of the sexes as the women of Athens infiltrate the all-male Assembly in disguise. The lengthy conflict with Sparta is the subject of Peace, inspired by the hope of a settlement in 421 BC, and Wealth reflects on the economic catastrophe that hit Athens after the war.
Language
English
Pages
335
Format
Paperback
Publisher
Penguin Classics
Release
July 27, 1978
ISBN
0140443320
ISBN 13
9780140443325

The Knights / Peace / The Birds / The Assembly Women / Wealth

Aristophanes Alan H. Sommerstein David B. Barrett David Brett
3.7/5 (54 ratings)
The plays in this volume all contain Aristophanes' trademark bawdy comedy and dazzling verbal agility. In The Birds, two frustrated Athenians join the birds to build the utopian city of 'Much Cuckoo in the Clouds'. The Knights is a venomous satire on Cleon, a prominent Athenian demagogue, while The Assembly Women deals with the battle of the sexes as the women of Athens infiltrate the all-male Assembly in disguise. The lengthy conflict with Sparta is the subject of Peace, inspired by the hope of a settlement in 421 BC, and Wealth reflects on the economic catastrophe that hit Athens after the war.
Language
English
Pages
335
Format
Paperback
Publisher
Penguin Classics
Release
July 27, 1978
ISBN
0140443320
ISBN 13
9780140443325

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