The Thesmophoriazusae (or the Women's Festival)
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.
- Paperback | 80 pages
- 121.9 x 198.1 x 7.6mm | 90.72g
- 30 Jan 2006
- Illustrations, black and white