Aristophanes' Thesmophoriazusae

Philosophizing Theatre and the Politics of Perception in Late Fifth-Century Athens

Author: Ashley Clements

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107040825

Category: History

Page: 244

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Examines the engagement of Aristophanes' Thesmophoriazusae with Parmenidean philosophy to issue a political critique of tragic deception and its effects.
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Aristophanes Thesmophoriazusae

Author: Aristophanes,Colin Austin,S. Douglas Olson

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199265275

Category: Drama

Page: 363

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Aristophanes' Thesmophoriazusae is the story of a quarrel between the tragic playwright Euripides and Athens' women, who accuse him of slandering them in his plays. Austin and Olson offer a fresh text of the play; an extensive introduction; and a detailed commentary; most Greek cited in the introduction and commentary is translated, and much of the edition is accessible to non-specialists.
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The Thesmophoriazusae

Author: Aristophanes

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1625580932

Category: Drama

Page: 33

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Thesmophoriazusae was performed in Athens in 411 BCE, most likely at the City Dionysia, and is among the most brilliant of Aristophanes' eleven surviving comedies. It is the story of the crucial moment in a quarrel between the tragic playwright Euripides and Athens' women, who accuse him of slandering them in his plays and are holding a meeting at one of their secret festivals to set a penalty for his crimes. Thesmophoriazusae is a brilliantly inventive comedy, full of wild slapstick humour and devastating literary parody, and is a basic source for questions of gender and sexuality in late 5th-century Athens and for the popular reception of Euripidean tragedy.
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