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The Acharnians: And the Clouds (And) Lysistrata
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Writing at the time of political and social crisis in Athens Aristophanes was an eloquent yet bawdy challenger to the demagogue and the sophist. The Achanians is a plea for peace set against the background of the long war with Sparta. In Lysistrata a band of women tap into the awesome power of sex in order to end a war. 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.
Genre: Drama
Published: Sep 1987
Publisher: Penguin Books
ISBN13: 9780140442878
ISBN10: 0140442871
Co-Author: Alan H. Sommerstein
Pages: 255