Lysistrata and Other Plays The Acharnians, The Clouds, Lysistrata - Penguin Classics

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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

Book information

ISBN: 9780140448146
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Pub date:
Edition: Revised Edition
DEWEY: 882.01
DEWEY edition: 21
Language: English
Number of pages: 241
Weight: 226g
Height: 192mm
Width: 110mm
Spine width: 18mm