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Aristophanes: Ecclesiazusae

Alan H. Sommerstein (ed.)

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780856687075
eISBN:
9781800342903
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780856687075.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Ecclesiazusae, probably produced in 391 BC, is at once a typically Aristophanic fantasy of gender inversion, obscenity and farce, the earliest surviving work in the western Utopian tradition, and the ... More


Sigla

Alan H. Sommerstein

in Aristophanes: Ecclesiazusae

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780856687075
eISBN:
9781800342903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780856687075.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter presents the sigla of the manuscripts used for Aristophanes's Ecclesiazusae, such as Π‎60 Michigan Papyrus inv. 6649 (contains 600-614, 638-654) from the 4th or 5th century. It covers R ... More


Note on the Text

Alan H. Sommerstein

in Aristophanes: Ecclesiazusae

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780856687075
eISBN:
9781800342903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780856687075.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter provides the notes on Aristophanes's play Ecclesiazusae (The Assemblywomen), describing its textual tradition as almost as meagre as that of Lysistrata. Michigan Papyrus 6649 was ... More


Introduction

Alan H. Sommerstein and Alan H. Sommerstein

in Aristophanes: Ecclesiazusae

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780856687075
eISBN:
9781800342903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780856687075.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter focuses on Ecclesiazusae or The Assemblywomen as one of the two surviving plays of Aristophanes that were produced during the Corinthian War in the early years of the fourth century BC. ... More


Ecclesiazusae

Alan H. Sommerstein

in Aristophanes: Ecclesiazusae

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780856687075
eISBN:
9781800342903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780856687075.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter provides the text and translation of Aristophanes's surviving play Ecclesiazusae (The Assemblywomen. In Ecclesiazusae the women of Athens are presented as conspiring successfully to take ... More


Commentary

Alan H. Sommerstein

in Aristophanes: Ecclesiazusae

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780856687075
eISBN:
9781800342903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780856687075.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter provides the commentary for Aristophanes's Ecclesiazusae or The Assemblywomen. It begins with the definition of the name Praxagora, which means something like “she who is effective in ... More


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