Lysistrata (Signet Classics) (Mass Market Paperbound)

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By Aristophanes, Douglass Parker (Translator), Judith Fletcher (Afterword by)
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In Lysistrata a band of women tap into the awesome power of sex in order to end a war.

About the Author

Aristophanes was born, probably in Athens, c. 449 BC and died between 386 and 380 BC. Little is known about his life, but there is a portrait of him in Plato's Symposium. He was twice threatened with prosecution in the 420s for his outspoken attacks on the prominent politician Cleon, but in 405 he was publicly honored and crowned for promoting Athenian civic unity in The Frogs. Aristophanes had his first comedy produced when he was about twenty-one, and wrote forty plays in all. The eleven surviving plays of Aristophanes are published in the Penguin Classics series as The Birds and Other Plays, Lysistrata and Other Plays, and The Wasps/The Poet and the Women/The Frogs.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780451531247
ISBN-10: 0451531248
Publisher: Signet Book
Publication Date: April 7th, 2009
Pages: 144
Language: English
Series: Signet Classics