Lysistrata. Front Cover · Aristophanes. Hackett Publishing, – Literary Criticism – Poet and classicist Sarah Ruden received her Ph.D. in Classics from. Read the full-text online edition of Lysistrata (). Lysistrata. By Aristophanes, Sarah Ruden. No cover image. Lysistrata. By Aristophanes, Sarah Ruden. By Sarah Ruden The University of Cape Town Several weeks ago, I began a translation, or rather an adaption, of Aristophanes’ Lysistrata for the South African .

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Ruden’s Lampito is slangy and crude, but then so is almost everyone else in her play. My time has come to convince you to withhold sex so we can have peace. I never got to the ending, although in later years my various girlfriends, in the manner of Ghandi protesting English oppression of the Indian subcontinent, were wont to use “Lysistratan nonaction” to protest my rampant drinking and proneness to random street violence.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. I would recommend it to fans of the Greek Theatre or people who enjoy reading good plays. To the detour through. They didn’t have Old Navy back then and high heels were not even invented until the 14th century or later in Naples. This was such a comic relief after weeks of Homer. This is not addressed in the play, but the women do more than refuse sexual relations.


Because this is a good one.

I love this stuff. Review A perfect Lysistrata for the new millennium: I hate this book because I got arrested on account of it. A few hold distinctly phallic sticks; three of them peer at us from between the legs of Lysistrata.


Why do you turn your backs? Bush along with Mrs. But philosophy can be dry, even by Bedouin standards. To ask rude readers questions about Lysistrataplease sign up.

No wonder that in Providence, not far from my son’s school URIthey did a series of performances of Lysistrata – which audiences loved. If it weren’t on my syllabus, I probably wouldn’t have heard of it for a long while. Aristophanes delineated a cohesive front; an equalized gender dais debating the validity of aggressive hostilities. Though he was a patriotic Athenian, Aristophanes had no liking for the war or any of the suffering and evils that it brought in its train; he’d written other plays with the message “End it now!

Lysistrata is a woman who knows here mind, a woman confident in her sexuality, a woman who has her own thoughts and ideas about what is happening in her world, and she is going to do something with these ideas. This would be okay for a beginner but if you’re studying for a class and assigned the play, then I’m not sure this would be the right translation for you.

One even tries to fake a pregnancy: What a fascinating play.

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Yet, look you, when the women are summoned to meet for a matter of the last importance, they lie abed instead of coming. This is not a play where the women hold the men hostage by going on a sex strike until the surrender, this is not what was wanted.


About 11 of his works are known in full, and they are the only plays of the “Old Comedy” style to have survived. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.

Either Aristophanes was a man ahead of his time, or women in Ancient Greece were not the way I had previously learned they were. The unusual cover is not, however, a random grab for attention. I don’t agree, but I have to admire Ruden for ending on such an Aristophanic note.

Ruden is perhaps too efficient, for I found much basic factual information to be missing more specifics about the Lenaia vs.

Book Review: Lysistrata by Aristophanes Translated by Sarah Ruden

Off color in places? And would anyone living inthe date of this edition, really consider this In the introductory note in my edition a Mr. Well, I thought so At least hear our child That said, the treatment here does include a certain amount of earthy humor, and some that descends from earthy to crude.