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The Resource The Athenian women, Alessandro Barbero ; translated from the Italian by Antony Shugaar

The Athenian women, Alessandro Barbero ; translated from the Italian by Antony Shugaar

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The Athenian women
Title
The Athenian women
Statement of responsibility
Alessandro Barbero ; translated from the Italian by Antony Shugaar
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  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
The Athenian Women presents a powerful vision of class struggle, the subjugation of women under a patriarchal system, and the courage needed to change the course of history. Athens, 411 BC. In the countryside, Trasillo and Polemone, two veterans of the infamous battle of Mantinea, now live in adjacent cottages as humble farmers. They are determined to improve their lot by finding influential husbands for their daughters, Glicera and Charis. However, sensing that a violent political scheme is secretly afoot, the two friends agree that first they must defend Athens from oligarchs who are plotting to reinstate tyrannical rule. Charis and Glicera are convinced their fathers are being paranoid and, impatient, set about finding suitors themselves. Cimone, the rich and arrogant son of their neighbor Eubulo, soon becomes the object of their desire. When the men travel to Athens to see Aristophanes' latest comedy, the girls, far from their fathers' watchful eyes, break social order and accept an invitation to Cimone's house. While this romantic drama plays out in the countryside, from the stage, the Athenian Lysistrata and the Spartan Lampito raise their voices in protest against misogyny and war, calling into question the status quo that Athenians have accepted for centuries. Alessandro Barbero captures an Athens that feels extraordinarily contemporary, where citizens concerned about their freedoms choose to act and create change
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YDX
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Barbero, Alessandro,
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no index present
Language note
Translated from the Italian
Literary form
fiction
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Shugaar, Antony,
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  • Aristophanes
  • Revolution of the Four Hundred (Greece : 411 B.C.)
  • Athens (Greece)
  • Mate selection
  • Daughters
  • Mate selection
  • Older men
  • Performances
  • Sex
  • Greece
Label
The Athenian women, Alessandro Barbero ; translated from the Italian by Antony Shugaar
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Publication
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
982532985
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
253 pages
Isbn
9781609454197
Lccn
2018285140
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)982532985
Label
The Athenian women, Alessandro Barbero ; translated from the Italian by Antony Shugaar
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
982532985
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
253 pages
Isbn
9781609454197
Lccn
2018285140
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)982532985

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