The Complete Plays Setting & Symbolism

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Pnyx

The Pnyx was the meeting place of the Athenian assembly or Parliament. It is where all the laws in Athens were made by a vote of Athenian citizens.

Agora

The Agora was the central marketplace in Athens. Also sometimes used to just mean market in a more abstract sense.

Boetia

Boetia is a part of Greece to the southwest of Athens and home to the City Thebes.

Acharnians

The Acharnians were men from the outskirts of Athens that Aristophanes portrays as veterans of the war with Athens who wish to continue the war.

Sparta

Sparta was a city in the southern Peloponese of Greece that was Athens' chief rival during the Peloponnesian war. Sparta was a militaristic society that eventually defeated Athens and imposed a dictatorship for a time on the Athenians.

Drachmas

Drachmas were a form of metal currency in ancient Greece. Roughly equivalent to $25 in...

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