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Aristophanes: Ecclesiazusae ( Aristophanes A.H. Sommerstein (ed)) Paperback Book, (Aris and Phillips, 1999) 9780856687082
Aristophanes: Ecclesiazusae ( Aristophanes A.H. Sommerstein (ed)) Paperback Book, (Aris and Phillips, 1999) 9780856687082
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Title: Aristophanes: Ecclesiazusae

Author: Aristophanes, A.H. Sommerstein (ed)

Publisher: Aris and Phillips; Publication Date: 1999

Paperback; ISBN: 9780856687082

Volumes: 1; Pages: 240

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Ecclesiazusae, probably produced in 391 BC, is at once a typically Aristophonic fantasy of gender inversion, obscenity and farce, the earliest surviving work in the western Utopian tradition, and the source of a blueprint for a communist society on which Plato may well have drawn in his Republix.Table of contentsPreface References and Abbreviations Introduction. Date and background Gynaecocracy in Old Comedy; Praxagora's new society Ecclesiazusae and the development of comedy Staging Select bibliography Note on the Text Parallel Greek Text and English Translation Commentary
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