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Acharnians, the (-425) [Play]
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Aristophanes' "Acharnians" was performed at the Lenaia festival in Athens in 425 BCE. The play is the story of an old peasant farmer, Dikaiopolis, who has grown so disgusted with the Peloponnesian War and the patent self-serving of the city's leading politicians (abetted by the stupidity of his fellow-citizens) that he concludes a separate peace with the enemy. As a result, he gains access to an immense supply of wonderful things, including wine, eels, thrushes, and a pair of beautiful and compliant women. Whether he is a traitor and a villain, or simply the cleverest and most daring man in the city, is a matter of extensive debate within the play. "Acharnians" itself, at any rate, took first place and is generally regarded as one of Aristophanes' two or three most brilliant surviving comedies.

Original title: Αχαρνες [Acharnes]
Original languages: Ancient Greek

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Genre: Drama and PlaysAncientGreekComedy

This work is a subwork of the following works :
     Lysistrata and Other Plays (1973) [Collection]
      Author: Aristophanes

Edition #1: Acharnians

Acharnians (2003)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Edition: Henderson translation (revised)
Translated by: Jeffry Henderson
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Manifested in:
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Acharnians (May 1, 2003)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Focus Publishing
ISBN: 1585100870
Dimensions: 5.4 x 8.3 x 0.2 in
Pages: 86

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Edition #2: The Acharnians

The Acharnians (1973)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Alan H. Sommerstein
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Edition #3: The Acharnians

The Acharnians (1961)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Douglass Parker
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Manifested in:
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The Acharnians (1973)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Mentor Books
Dimensions: x x
Pages: 127

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Edition #4: The Archarnians

The Archarnians (1925)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Alexander Harvey
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Edition #5: The Archarnians

The Archarnians (1909)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: W. J. M. Starkie
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