The Complete Plays - Thesmophoriazusae Summary & Analysis

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Thesmophoriazusae tells begins during the festival of Demeter with Euripides and his cousin Mnesilochus going to meet the playwright Agathon. Euripides is concerned because he knows that the women in town are holding a secret trial for Euripides because of all the bad things he has written about them in his recent plays. He wants Agathon to dress up as a woman and go among the women to speak on his behalf and to defend him to the assembly of women. Just as he is explaining a woman enters and begin singing a song. Mnesilochus asks Euripides who the woman is, but Euripides tells his cousin that the woman is none other than the playwright Agathon disguised as a woman. Marveling at this he asks Agathon why he is dressed as a woman. Agathon replies that to write the part of a woman he must dress as...

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