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Published: 01 December 1998

240 Pages

ISBN: 9780856687082

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Aristophanes: Ecclesiazusae

Alan H. Sommerstein

Liverpool University Press

Aris and Phillips Classical Texts

Ecclesiazusae, probably produced in 391 BC, is at once a typically Aristophanic fantasy of gender inversion, obscenity and farce, the earliest surviving work in the western Utopian tradition, and the source of a blueprint for a communist society on which Plato may well have drawn in his Republic.