Essays Tagged: "Aristophane"

Aristophanes and Lysistrata

Aristophanes was a "craft" comedy poet in the fourth century B.C. during the time of the Peloponnesi ... cohesiveness of society and lead to anarchy, in his play The Clouds.The most absurd and humorous of Aristophanes' comedies are those in which the main characters, the heroes of the story, are women. S ... hich the main characters, the heroes of the story, are women. Smart women.One of the most famous of Aristophanes' comedies depicting powerfully effectual women is the Lysistrata, named after the femal ...

(5 pages) 108 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Lysistrata what roles in the play does she have, and how she is an atypical woman in Ancient Greece

our husbands to negotiate Peace. Ladies, by exercising steadfast Self-Control By Total Abstinence"(Aristophanes 359-360). That quote gives an example of how Lysistrata is a leader. It shows that she ... em suffer. Don't worry they'll stop soon enough. A married man wants harmony- cooperation not rape (Aristophanes 363).As it can be seen from that quote it was Lysistrata who with her problem solving a ...

(4 pages) 60 0 3.0 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Aristophanes' Lysistrata - Example of Comedy Play

Aristophanes' Lysistrata is read as a play. Based during the Peloponnesian War the plot is that the ... pound of the women it is eloquently stated by Koryphaios of men, "You'll douse my fire? Nonsense!" (Aristophanes, 2002, p. 741) Another example of this is the women's mouthiness, some men find ... l motivated, thank you, and here I am. Frankly, you don't need crowbars nearly so much as brains." (Aristophanes, 2002, p. 744) Yet another slight example is as in the scene where the Commissio ...

(6 pages) 63 0 4.0 Oct/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Greek Language & Literature

All Is Fair in Sex and War

east for sacrifice. (Aristophanes' Lysistrata) However, I speak for all the women in my area when I say that as a ... h these women enjoy sex is somewhat exaggerated for comedic purposes. One cannot help but wonder if Aristophanes is making a statement about female desire or about the women of his nation. Is he propo ...

(6 pages) 49 0 3.7 Mar/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sex & Sexuality

The Status of Women in New Testament and Lysistrata

shown as revolutionaries rising upagainst the men, women in classical Greece were never like that. Aristophanescreated the play as a comedy, showing how the world might be in the times of thePelopone ...

(2 pages) 38 0 3.0 Jun/2005

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Lysistrata by Aristophanes: A personal opinion

pect a story that was written in 411 BC to have much of anything I could relate to our world today. Aristophanes deals with very real, every day issues in this story. Although he is actually poking fu ... the women are inferior and the women seem to have accepted this as their position in society. Even Aristophanes himself must have thought this to write such lines as "What could women do that's cleve ...

(5 pages) 52 0 4.4 Jun/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Greek Language & Literature

Lysistrata Summary

(2 pages) 2467 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Lysistrata Analysis

Aristophanes's Lysistrata is an excellent example of satirical drama in this historical comedy. He p ... o their women will come back to their homes "“ even make peace with one another. Through this, Aristophanes underlines how ridiculous and unnecessary the war seems.When the two sides gather, Lysi ... sary the war seems.When the two sides gather, Lysistrata proceeds to begin the peacemaking process. Aristophanes indirectly characterizes her as a righteous, serious woman who is determined to end the ...

(2 pages) 14 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Euripides! master! how well yo

er I will demonstrate why I believe, contrary to widespread opinion and possible even his own, that Aristophanes, not Euripides, was, of the four major dramatists fo Athens' Golden Age, the one who le ... he plays of Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides. Consoled by the knoledge presented in the text that Aristophanes had accused Euripides of hating women. I didn't look for it in Lysistrata. Nevertheless ...

(5 pages) 11 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Lysistrata -

Lysistrata "There is no beast as shameless as a woman" Aristophanes was a craft comedy poet in the fourth century B.C. during the time of the Peloponnesian ... nes' usual style was to be satirical, and suggesting the eccentric. The most absurd and humorous of Aristophanes' comedies are those in which the main characters, the heroes of the story, are women. S ... ich the main characters, the heroes of the story, are women. Smart women. One of the most famous of Aristophanes' comedies portraying powerfully capable women is Lysistrata, named after the female lea ...

(4 pages) 13 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Lysistrata

Women and Men in Lysistrata and the Role of Sex and Reason Aristophanes' Lysistrata is an excellent example of satirical drama in a relatively fantastical come ... hin so well secured / You cannot break the seal / And bear it off; just help yourselves" (1570-72). Aristophanes is constantly developing the theme towards its climax. With a presentation of the nude ... istorical context of the war and would never have become the most successful comic drama written by Aristophanes.

(4 pages) 23 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

An Aristophanes Research Paper

An Aristophanes’Research Paper10/28/08By Megan SmoakMrs. Grace KehrerENG 131 MD1An Aristophanes ... an SmoakMrs. Grace KehrerENG 131 MD1An Aristophanes’ Research Paper OutlineBy Megan Smoak•AristophanesoWho is Aristophanes?oWhat has Aristophanes done?oWhen did Aristophanes do this?oWhy did ... eoBrief biography•Greek DramaoComediesoLost worksoSurvived worksoTime periodoSimilar writersAn Aristophanes’ Research PaperBy Megan SmoakAristophanes was one of the four most famous Greek wr ...

(2 pages) 12 0 0.0 Mar/2009

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Biographies

The Holes in the Myth

e are several speeches made, all of which focus on the concept of love. Among the men who spoke was Aristophanes. Instead of professing his opinions in the previous styles, he chose to use a myth. He ... w human beings came to be the way they are and, because of the how, he describes why we love. While Aristophanes' speech had many redeeming qualities, there were several aspects that detracted from th ...

(5 pages) 0 0 0.0 May/2014

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Greek Language & Literature

Aristophanes' Use of Currency Within Lysistrata

Aristophanes, a famous Greek comedy writer, is known for his satirical plays that discuss prominent ... also organize a successful campaign for peace would have been ridiculous to the audience for which Aristophanes was writing. In Ancient Greece, society was heavily patriarchal. Women were expected to ... xpected to stay at home and had very little influence or power in the society. Throughout the play, Aristophanes uses the different ways that the masculine and feminine characters wield currency, or a ...

(7 pages) 1 0 0.0 Jun/2014

Subjects: Literature Research Papers