The Frogs, and Other Plays. Translated with an Introd. by David Barrett Setting & Symbolism

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Athenian Courts

The Athenian courts were composed of at least 200 people citizens drawn from lot that would sit in judgment for that day. Jurors were paid for their service.

Libations

Libations are given in celebration and to quench the thirst of the dead and the gods. Usually wine, libations can also be any drink that party-goers may drink.

Shield

All Geek soldiers had a shield and javelin and maybe a sword. They needed to provide their own shield and these shields were heavy. The first think troops will do when retreating is to throw down their shields so they can run faster. The implication then if someone throws their shield is that they are a coward and a traitor.

Sparta

Sparta was a Greek city-state south of Athens that was engaged in a long war with Athens. Aristophanes was opposed to the war, which was bankrupting his city...

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