- 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: 422
- Type of Work: Drama
- Type of Plot: Satire
- Setting: Athens
- Characters: Philocleon, Bdelycleon, Sosias and Xanthias, Chorus of Wasps
- Genres: Satire, Drama, Comedy
- Subjects: Slavery or slaves, Captivity, Greek or Roman times, Greece or Greek people, Courts or courtrooms, Juries
- Locales: Europe, Greece, Athens, ancient, Greece, ancient
Afflicted with a constant desire to judge and to convict the people brought before the courts of Athens, Philocleon is locked up in his own house by his son, Bdelycleon, who previously tried all rational means of persuading his father to give up his mania and become a gentleman. Bdelycleon even resorts to a net cast around the house in order to keep his father from leaving. Two slaves, Sosias and Xanthias, are set to guard the house, and Bdelycleon, as an added precaution, watches from the roof.
The three men are kept busy thwarting Philocleon’s attempts to...
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