Everything you need to understand or teach The Complete Plays by Aristophanes.
Aristophanes was the greatest writer of comedy in the ancient Greek world. This collection contains 10 of his surviving plays. Most are in the form of what is called Old Comedy. Old Comedy is typically satirical, attacking politicians and issues of the day. Many of these plays deal with issues in Athens at the time of the plays.
The first play in this collection deals with several of the themes that will recur in later plays, namely the issues of war and peace and satire of democracy and Cleon. In this play, Acharnians, a lone man attempts to make a private peace with the Spartans in opposition to his countrymen. In Knights, Aristophanes intensifies his attacks on Cleon by pitting a lowly sausage maker against a thinly disguised version of Cleon for control of Athenian politics. Both men compete in seeing who can be the most corrupt and vile...
The Complete Plays Lesson Plans contain 128 pages of teaching material, including: