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Thesmophoriazusae, or A Women's Festival (-411) [Play]
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Thesmophoriazusae was performed in Athens in 411 BCE, most likely at the City Dionysia, and is among the most brilliant of Aristophanes' eleven surviving comedies. It is the story of the crucial moment in a quarrel between the tragic playwright Euripides and Athens' women, who accuse him of slandering them in his plays and are holding a meeting at one of their secret festivals to set a penalty for his crimes. Thesmophoriazusae is a brilliantly inventive comedy, full of wild slapstick humour and devastating literary parody, and is a basic source for questions of gender and sexuality in late 5th-century Athens and for the popular reception of Euripidean tragedy.

Original title: Θησμοφοριαζυσαι [Thesmophoriazusae]
Alternative titles: Women at the Thesmophoria / The Poet and the Women


Genre: Drama and PlaysAncientGreekComedy

This work is a subwork of the following works :
     Frogs and Other Plays (1964) [Collection]
      Author: Aristophanes
     Three Plays by Aristophanes: Staging Women (1996) [Collection]
      Author: Aristophanes


  • Also translated as "The Poet and the Women"

Edition #1: Women at the Thesmophoria

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