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Unformatted text preview: government o 2 parts of her plan • Sex strike • Seize the state treasury o Greatest threat of the plan • Women not being able to hold out • The force of sex would be greater than human control o Chorus • Split down the middle, male and female chorus • Main location for the physical humor o • Vocabulary • Komoidia • Satyr play – short comic sketches • Peloponnesian war – 411 BC Lysistrata is written • Athens is a lot more in danger, fighting with Sparta • Old comedy • Specific form of Greek drama • Aristotle’s are the only ones that survived • Defined by its political orientation • Wide variety of comic devices that it uses in the course of a single play • Inversion • Turning the expected upside down • Role reversal – men are ruled by their emotions not the women • o...
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- Spring '08