Assembly of Women (Literary Classics)

The women of Athens concoct a daring scheme penetrate the male dominated Assembly disguised as men and vote themselves into power, after which they will overturn the old laws and inaugurate a new society where all are equal and where property and sex, too is shared This new translation of Aristophanes last extant play recaptures the spirit, the bawdiness, and the brillThe women of Athens concoct a daring scheme penetrate the male dominated Assembly disguised as men and vote themselves into power, after which they will overturn the old laws and inaugurate a new society where all are equal and where property and sex, too is shared This new translation of Aristophanes last extant play recaptures the spirit, the bawdiness, and the brilliance of this rollicking farce, which is at the same time a profound critique of contemporary Greek customs and manners.
Assembly of Women Literary Classics The women of Athens concoct a daring scheme penetrate the male dominated Assembly disguised as men and vote themselves into power after which they will overturn the old laws and inaugurate a new soci

  • Title: Assembly of Women (Literary Classics)
  • Author: Aristophanes Robert Mayhew
  • ISBN: 9781573921336
  • Page: 442
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. Sobre a peça clássica de Aristófanes, não tenho muito o que comentar, porque, no meio do caminho, tinha uma tradução. A tradução de Mário da GamaKury para a editora Zahar é péssima e eu nem preciso conhecer grego clássico para saber. Bastam estes trechos:"Lá vem a Esquerdina e a Reformilde!""1a. Mulher: Veja que barba linda!2a. Mulher: E a minha? Parece a do Lula.""É a minha opinião, por Nossa Senhora do Parto!""Virgem Maria! Vai falar bem assim na Bahia!"Essa é uma obra que eu t [...]

    2. 2500 χρονια μετα, ο εισηγητης και διδασκαλος της σατιρας Αριστοφανης, τρομακτικά επικαιρος με οξυδερκή ματιά στον τροπο σκεψης των Ελληνων: την συμφεροντολογια, την λαμογιά, την πονηριά. Τιποτα δεν φαινεται να εχει αλλαξει στην Ελλαδα του 21ου αιωνα. Ενα εργο που θα πρεπε καθε [...]

    3. This play address themes of female hypergamy,Proto-SJWs, and several kinds of spergery.That makes it very relevant to the readers of today;And it’s also Aristophanes’ most funny, accesible play.

    4. "The Assembly of Women," or, "Ecclesiazusae," reminded me very strongly of my favorite Aristophanes, "Lysistrata." If you loved that play as much as I did, you will enjoy this one as well.The first scene starts off with a group of wives in Ancient Athens stealing their husband's clothes and setting off to speak at the male-only Assembly. Their novel ideas, which concern land ownership, equality, and even sex, are met with a mixture of both outraged indignation and curious popularity.This play wa [...]

    5. La asamblea de las mujeres, obra de Aristófanes, data del 392 a.C. Me sorprende que dos mil años atrás, las protagonistas de esta pieza teatral fuesen mujeres, quienes vestidas con los atuendos de sus maridos van a una sesión de la Asamblea, en la cual lograrán hacerse con el poder, hartas estas de comprobar como los hombres cometen siempre los mismos errores y Atenas está en caída libre. Las mujeres se salen con la suya y entre sus reformas está el "hacer un todo común", donde todos lo [...]

    6. The Ecclesiazusae is another women-centric play by Aristophanes that focuses on women who want to change their domestic roles and experience being men so they take their husbands' clothes and grow facial hair to become more like men. This play is a lot like Lysistrata in many senses- the plot is similar, the characters are similar, and the message being put across is similar. I think I may have liked this one a little bit more, but I think that is only marginal. Both are great, I just find it fu [...]

    7. This short little piece was absolutely hilarious! I’ve never read a Greek comedy before, but I’m glad I took the time to do so. The Ecclesiazusae means ‘The Women’s Council’ in Greek and the premise of the play goes something like this. The city council meets for new ‘elections’ in an ancient Greek city. Unbeknownst to their husbands, the prominent women of the city decide to dress up as their husbands, attend the council and vote themselves into power. The plan succeeds, and befor [...]

    8. It really suprised me that this was written before Plato's Republic 'couse it looks like a really fitting parody of it, some ideas presented are in fact the same (shared property, everyone could be your dad so do not hit older man) and Proxagora really reminds me of Socrates (much more than Socrates from Clouds ).It's marvelous how he mixes dealing with serious topics, satirizing more things at once, suprisingly good arguments with very funny comedy. Although response to some crisis they have ba [...]

    9. An interesting concept that Aristophanes brings up, being one of the oldest representations of a Communist society I've seen. And while it pokes fun at this society where everyone receives a commonwealth, it also inadvertently pokes fun at women ruling this society, which is a big weakness for Ecclesiazusae. The problem I've seen with Aristophanes' comedies involving politics and women is that you could see him supporting women's rights, but just as easily see him making fun of it. And between t [...]

    10. This play is similar to Aristophanes' Lysistrata, in that a large portion of the comedy comes from women involving themselves in politics. But this play is much more infused with gender issues than Lysistrata is. A must-read if you like Aristophanes' other plays and Greek comedy, in general.

    11. It began far better than it ended. I found the humor a bit belabored at parts, but this may just be coming from a modern viewpoint.

    12. Un clásico con el que me he llevado una grata sorpresa. Es un libro corto y divertido, que trata un tema interesante. Es un libro que choca por el liberalismo que desprenden sus palabras y que logra hacerte sonreír con sus bromas, sobre todo las de carácter sexual. Es cierto que la trama no es compleja y que busca la risa fácil, pero es que el verdadero valor de la obra recae en que permite que nos demos cuenta de que no somos tan modernos como creíamos.Reseña completa: paseandoentrepagina [...]

    13. I picked this up on the classics shelf at Goodwill, and at first I was unsure if I would really be in to it or not. I even hesitated to purchase it, but, with it only being $.99 I kind of figured it was worth a shot. (I end up with a lot of books this way)Well, I ended up loving it. I laughed more reading the Assembly of Women than I do reading modern comedy-type books. While I don't have anything deep or thoughtful to say in my review, I would encourage one to read it.

    14. Es una lectura muy interesante, obviamente es una comédia pero puede interpretarse de muchas formas distintas, desde la ironía y la burla hasta la realidad más pura. Es rápido de leer y no se hace pesado.

    15. Es impresionante cómo algo que fue escrito hace tantos siglos, todavía tiene relevancia en la actualidad. Griegos antiguos, los quiero mucho.

    16. Me he reído en algunas partes. No tengo mucho más que decir. :P Se lee muy rápido y es ameno, perfecto para una tarde de viernes.

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