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By Colin Austin, S. Douglas Olson

ISBN-10: 0199553831

ISBN-13: 9780199553839

Thesmophoriazusae was once played in Athens in 411 BCE, probably on the urban Dionysia, and is likely one of the such a lot awesome of Aristophanes' 11 surviving comedies. it's the tale of the an important second in a quarrelbetween the tragic playwright Euripides and Athens' girls, who accuse him of slandering them in his performs and are protecting a gathering at one in all their mystery gala's to set a penalty for his crimes. Thesmophoriazusae is a brilliantly creative comedy, packed with wild slapstick humour and devastating literary parody, and is a uncomplicated resource for questions of gender and sexuality in overdue 5th-century Athens and for the preferred reception of Euripidean tragedy. Austin and Olson supply a textual content in line with a clean exam of the papyri and manuscripts, and a close observation masking a variety of literary, ancient, and philological matters. The advent contains sections at the date and historic surroundings of the play; the Thesmophoria pageant; Aristophanes' dealing with of Euripidean tragedy; staging; Thesmophoriazusae II; and the heritage of contemporary severe paintings at the textual content. All Greek within the creation and observation no longer mentioned for technical purposes is translated.

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15. i). A year of disjointed war followed along the coast and on the islands just off Asia Minor. Much of the expense for the Spartans •was offset by subsidies paid by Tissaphernes and by plunder taken from cities that remained loyal to Athens. The Athenians, on the other hand, -were forced to pay for everything themselves, and the financial desperation this produced was a major contributing cause to the eventual collapse of the democracy (below). Both sides built up large fleets in the area; the centre of Athenian operations -was the large island of Samos.

28 Rabe, a fascinating late account that probably reveals many of the rites •which had been kept secret from earliest times: 32 Luc. Meretr. 2.. i refers to the presence of an unmarried girl with her mother at the festival but it is difficult to know what to make of the claim, particularly since the situation is imaginary. 33 Thus Kritylla is present for the beginning of the women's assembly but is forced to leave before it is over, because she is too poor simply to abandon her work for a day. 34 Phot.

23. 6)), and later by Miletos (Th. viii. 17. 1—3), Lesbos (quickly crushed by the Athenians) (Th. viii. 22—3), and numerous other cities; and Chalcideus and Tissaphernes concluded a formal alliance between Sparta and the Persian king (Th. viii. 17. 4—18). The Athenians responded to the revolt of Chios by tapping the i,ooo-talent reserve fund set up at the beginning of the -war (Th. ii. 24. i) and using it to build and man new ships (Th. viii. 15. i). A year of disjointed war followed along the coast and on the islands just off Asia Minor.

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