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Published: 01 April 1994

254 Pages

ISBN: 9780856685590

Bookseller Code (06)

Aristophanes: Thesmophoriazusae

Alan H. Sommerstein

Liverpool University Press

Aris and Phillips Classical Texts

Thesmophoriazusae is perhaps the funniest of all Aristophanes' comedies, in which gender inversion and transvestism run riot as the tragic dramatist Euripides is made to take part in a hilarious spoof on some of his own favourite plot lines, with his own life at stake as well as that of his loyal and much-put-upon old relative.