Tragedies by William Shakespeare

Lysistrata and Other Plays by Aristophanes

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Aristophanes ©. 447—c.385 B.C.), a contemporary of Socrates, was the last and greatest of the Old Attic comedians. Only eleven of his plays survive, and this volume contains Lysistrata, the hilariously bawdy anti-war fantasy; The Acharnians, a plea for peace set against the background of the long war with Sparta; and The Clouds, a satire on contemporary philosophy. Writing at a time when Athens was undergoing a crisis in its social attitudes, Aristophanes was an eloquent opponent of the demagogue and the sophist, and his comedy reveals a deep sympathy and longing for the return of a peaceful and honest way of life. This 1974 Penguin Classics Paperback is in Good condition.

ISBN: 9780140442878 SKU: 1242854 Note: Any image shown is from a stock photo and is not the actual book.