- Aristophanes (Encyclopedia of the Ancient World)
- Aristophanes (Censorship (Ready Reference series))
- Aristophanes (Critical Survey of Drama, Second Revised Edition)
- Aristophanes (Cyclopedia of World Authors, Fourth Revised Edition)
- Aristophanes (Great Lives from History: The Ancient World, Prehistory-476)
At a glance:
- Author: Aristophanes
- First Published: 1812
- Type of Work: Drama
- Type of Plot: Satire
- Setting: Athens
- Characters: Dicaeopolis, Amphitheus, Euripides, Lamachus, Ambassadors to the Allies of Athens, The Acharnians
- Genres: Satire, Drama, Comedy
- Subjects: War, Politicians, Peace, Greek or Roman times, Greece or Greek people, Wine or wine making, Braggarts, Peloponnesian War
- Locales: Europe, Greece, Athens, ancient, Greece, ancient
Dicaeopolis, waiting for the assembly to convene, sits musing, making figures in the dust, pulling out his loose hairs, and longing for peace. He is fully prepared to harass and abuse the speakers if they talk of anything but peace with Sparta. Immediately after the citizens gather, his friend Amphitheus begins to complain of hunger because of the wartime diet. He is saved from arrest only by the intervention of Dicaeopolis.
The assembly then listens to a series of fantastic claims made by the pompous ambassadors to Athens’s allies, each speech punctuated by...
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