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The Ecclesiazusae

Aristophanes

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The Ecclesiazusae (Women in Council) was not produced till 20 years after the preceding play, Thesmophoriazusae, at the Great Dionysia of 392 BCE, but is conveniently classed with it as being also largely levelled against females. It is a broad, butMoreThe Ecclesiazusae (Women in Council) was not produced till 20 years after the preceding play, Thesmophoriazusae, at the Great Dionysia of 392 BCE, but is conveniently classed with it as being also largely levelled against females. It is a broad, but very amusing, satire upon those ideal republics, founded upon communistic principles, of which Platos well-known treatise is the best example.-From Aristophanes introduction.