• Lysistrata (Hackett Classics)
  • Lysistrata (Hackett Classics)
ISBN: 0872206033
EAN13: 9780872206038
Language: English
Pages: 126
Dimensions: 0.4" H x 8.4" L x 5.5" W
Weight: 0.3 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Aristophanes was the greatest writer of ancient Athenian old comedy, known for its satires of contemporary life and for its broad, often obscene humor.

Lysistrata was first produced in 411 BC, when the Peloponnesian War had been devastating Greece for 20 years. Most people know the plot: Lysistrata assembles women from all of Greece, and they agree that they will not have sex until the men make peace.

Aubrey Beardsley was the greatest and the most controversial Art Nouveau illustrator in England, famous for his illustrations of Mallory's Morte d'Arthur, Oscar Wilde's Salome, Pope's The Rape of the Lock, and for several magazines.

Because he was associated with Oscar Wilde, Beardsley lost his job as art editor of a magazine named The Yellow Book in 1895, soon after Wilde was arrested for homosexuality.

He was approached by Leonard Smithers, a publisher of erotic books, who asked him to illustrate Lysistrata. His illustrations are very much in the spirit of Aristophanes, as funny as they are obscene.

Beardsley converted to Catholicism in 1897, and soon after, he asked Smithers to destroy all copies of Lysistrata with its obscene drawings, but Smithers refused.

Beardsley died of tuberculosis in 1898, at the Read More chevron_right

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