The Thesmophoriazusae (or the Women's Festival)

The Thesmophoriazusae (or the Women's Festival)

By (author) Aristophanes

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Like the 'Lysistrata, ' the 'Thesmophoriazusae, or Women's Festival, ' and the next following play, the 'Ecclesiazusae, or Women in Council' are comedies in which the fair sex play a great part. In 'The Thesmophoriazusae' Euripides is summoned as a notorious woman-hater and detractor of the female sex to appear for trial and judgment before the women of Athens assembled to celebrate the Thesmophoria, a festival held in honour of the goddesses Demeter and Persephone, from which men were rigidly excluded.

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  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 121.9 x 198.1 x 7.6mm | 90.72g
  • 30 Jan 2006
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1420927612
  • 9781420927610
  • 1,242,257

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