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Assembly Of Women, The : Literary Classics - Aristophanes

Assembly Of Women, The

Literary Classics

Paperback Published: 1st March 1997
ISBN: 9781573921336
Number Of Pages: 124

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The women of Athens concoct a dating scheme: to infiltrate the male-dominated Assembly disguised as men and to vote themselves into power, after which they will overturn the old laws and inaugurate a new society where all are equal and where property - sex, too! - is shared. This new translation by Robert Mayhew of one of playwright Aristophanes' last surviving plays recaptures the spirit, the bawdiness, and the brilliance of this rollicking farce which is at the same time a profound critique of contemporary Greek customs and manners. A full introduction and explanatory notes provide important background material on communistic ideas current in fifth- and fourth-century B.C.E. Greek thought as well as on historical and other details relevant to the text.

ISBN: 9781573921336
ISBN-10: 1573921335
Series: Literary Classics
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 124
Published: 1st March 1997
Publisher: Prometheus Books
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 12.7  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.14
Edition Number: 1