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The Resource Three plays by Aristophanes : staging women, translated and edited by Jeffrey Henderson

Three plays by Aristophanes : staging women, translated and edited by Jeffrey Henderson

Label
Three plays by Aristophanes : staging women
Title
Three plays by Aristophanes
Title remainder
staging women
Statement of responsibility
translated and edited by Jeffrey Henderson
Title variation
Staging women
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • grc
  • eng
Summary
"These three plays by the great comic playwright Aristophanes, the well-known Lysistrata and the less familiar Women at the Thesmophoria and Assemblywomen, are the earliest surviving portrayals of contemporary women in the European literary tradition. These plays provide a unique glimpse of women not only in their familiar domestic roles but also in relation to household and city, religion and government, war and peace, theater and festival, and, of course, to men." "This freshly revised edition presents, for the first time in a single volume, all three plays in faithful modern translations that preserve intact Aristophanes' blunt and often obscene language, sparkling satire, political provocation, and beguiling fantasy. Alongside the translations are ample introductions and notes covering the politically engaged genre of Aristophanic comedy in general and issues of sex and gender in particular, fully updated since the first edition in light of recent scholarship. An appendix contains fragments of lost plays of Aristophanes that also featured women, and an up-to-date bibliography provides guidance for further exploration." "In addition to their timeless humor and biting satire, the plays are unique and invaluable documents in the history of Western sexuality and gender, and they offer strikingly prescient speculations about the social and political future of the female sex."--BOOK JACKET
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DLC
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Aristophanes
Dewey number
882/.01
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Ancient Greek
LC call number
PA3877
LC item number
.A2 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1946-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Henderson, Jeffrey
Series statement
The new classical canon
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Aristophanes
  • Women
  • Athens (Greece)
Label
Three plays by Aristophanes : staging women, translated and edited by Jeffrey Henderson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 211-253)
Contents
  • Lysistrata
  • Women at the Thesmophoria
  • Assemblywomen
Control code
ocn424454984
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
xiii, 253 p.
Isbn
9780415871327
Lccn
2009028262
System control number
(Sirsi) 1568237
Label
Three plays by Aristophanes : staging women, translated and edited by Jeffrey Henderson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 211-253)
Contents
  • Lysistrata
  • Women at the Thesmophoria
  • Assemblywomen
Control code
ocn424454984
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
xiii, 253 p.
Isbn
9780415871327
Lccn
2009028262
System control number
(Sirsi) 1568237

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