Additional Resources for Lysistrata by Aristophanes

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Bowie, A. M., Aristophanes: Myth, Ritual, and Comedy, Cambridge University Press, 1996.

This book uses the techniques of cultural anthropology to compare Aristophanes' plays with Greek myths and rituals. This book also attempts to reconstruct the probable reaction of the audience to these plays.

MacDowell, Douglas M., Aristophanes and Athens: An Introduction to the Plays, Oxford University Press, 1995.

This book provides information about the political background of Aristophanes' plays and is very helpful to new readers or audiences, who might lack an understanding of the political and social forces behind this writer's work.

Rehm, Rush, Greek Tragic Theatre, Routledge, 1994.

This book is helpful to readers who want to understand how Greek tragedy works. This author looks at performances of several plays and encourages readers to consider the context in which the plays were performed.

Strauss, Barry S., Fathers and Sons in Athens: Ideology and Society in the Era of...

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