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Acharnians, The - Full Length Play, Comedy

Acharnians, The

Douglass Parker, Aristophanes

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Full Length Play, Comedy

10m or f

ISBN: 9780472061525

Aristotle
Translation by Douglass Parker
A translation of Aristophanes' classic, imaginative appeal for an end to the Peloponnesian War.

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The protagonist, Dikaiopolis, miraculously obtains a private peace treaty with The Spartans and he enjoys the benefits of peace in spite of opposition from some of his fellow Athenians.

THE ACHARNIANS is the third play - and the earliest of the eleven surviving plays - by the Athenian playwright Aristophanes. It was produced in 425 BCE on behalf of the young dramatist by an associate, Callistratus, and it won first place at the Lenaia festival. The play is notable for its absurd humour, its imaginative appeal for an end to the Peloponnesian War and for the author's spirited response to condemnations of his previous play, THE BABYLONIANS, by politicians such as Cleon, who had reviled it as a slander against the Athenian polis. In THE ACHARNIANS, Aristophanes reveals his resolve not to yield to attempts at political intimidation. Along with the other surviving plays of Aristophanes, THE ACHARNIANS is one of the few examples we have of a highly satirical genre of drama known as Old Comedy.

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