WomenInComedy - WomeninAristophanes ADIFFERENTAPPROACH

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 8/23/11 Women in Comedy n Women in Comedy are presented as lively, sexual, fun- loving, intelligent, cunning, sometimes devious, and  much more interesting and complex than the caricatures  which serious literature has created. n Thus, comedy probably preserves a more realistic  image of the Athenian woman n This image has often been dismissed as fantasy n The view that women could not have been the drunk- and devious sex maniacs of comedy is a modern 
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 8/23/11 Women’s plays n Lysistate n (Women from all of Greece come together to make the  men stop the war) n Thesmophoriazousai n (Women conspire to take revenge because Euripides has been presenting them as bad in his plays) n Ecclesiazousai n
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 8/23/11 Ecclesiazousai n Women set to take over the city, because they are  frustrated with the war effort of the men. 
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