The Complete Plays - Acharnians Summary & Analysis

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Acharnians Summary

The Play begins with Dicaeopolis, a middle-aged Athenian, waiting for the Athenian assembly to begin in the Pnyx. He talks of the horrors of the ongoing war between Sparta and Athens focusing on the economic damage the war has done to the city. Dicaeopolis in waiting for the assembly to start so he can bring up the issue of peace once again. As the assembly opens, he is not able to put his peace agenda on the table before several other speakers make their case. First there is an ambassador from the court of the Persian king second is the messenger of the King of Persia, the "Great King Eye" and third there is a Thracian. No on discusses peace and the assembly closes before Dicaeopolis can make his case. Frustrated, Dicaeopolis meets a man named Amphitheus who claims he can meet with...

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