The Assembly of Women (Literary Classics)

The Assembly of Women (Literary Classics)

By: Aristophanes; Robert Mayhew [Translator]

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The women of Athens concoct a daring scheme: penetrate the male-dominated Assembly disguised as men and vote themselves into power, after which they will overturn the old laws and inaugurate a new society where all are equal and where property and sex, too is shared. This new translation of Aristophanes' last extant play 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.

Title: The Assembly of Women (Literary Classics)

Author: Aristophanes; Robert Mayhew [Translator]

Categories: Drama,

Publisher: Prometheus Books: 1997-04-01

ISBN/UPC Number: 1573921335

ISBN/UPC Number 13: 9781573921336

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: new

Type: Paperback

Seller ID: 9781573921336

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