The Acharnians [and] the Clouds [and] Lysistrata - Study Guide The Acharnians, Part 1 Summary & Analysis

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This collection of three plays by the Classical Greek playwright Aristophanes satirizes various aspects of the society and culture of Athens several centuries before the birth of Christ. The first and third ("The Acharnians" and "Lysistrata") focus on the city's need for, but resistance to, a lasting peace with its enemies. The second, "The Clouds," focuses on the new (at the time) style of learning and philosophy as taught by the renowned Socrates. Throughout all three plays, there are undercurrents of explicit sexuality as well as thematic explorations of the foolishness of holding too tightly to traditional ways, and how the disempowered find power.

(p. 13 -20) In the empty space in front of the regular meeting place of the Athenian Assemby, Dikaiopolis waits for peace negotiations to start, speaking in soliloquy about the last time he was there and the plays that were...

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