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  The Religious Policeman   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Ask the women of ancient Sparta, Boeotia, and Corinth, other societies where women did not have a voice.
In Aristophenes' play "Lysistrata", the women, encouraged by the heroine of that name, went on strike in order to end the Peloponnesian War.
It is a bit fruity, the ancient Greeks didn't go in for nuance or euphemism!
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  Plato's Symposium
Aristophenes relates the power of love to the human pursuit of wholeness by introducing a myth, like the myth of the Fall, in which humans were divided into male and female.
Aristophenes is suggesting the possibilities of human love in that the desire for unity with another is symbolic of the desire of unity with the essence of the good, or God.
He agrees with Diotema that unity itself is a good, but Aristophenes fails to point out that unity should be ultimately with the essence of Beauty, unity with another human being is just an experience on the way.
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 live from the Cambridge Fringe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Meanwhile, since the earliest comedies we have are from the Greeks that would be the obvious answer.
Aristophenes got his start in what's now known as "The Symposium." His comic partner was the whacky physician, Eryximicus.
Also worth of mention is that Aristophenes (who apparently is a disciple of Socrates in the Symposium) mocks him in The Clouds.
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 Freedom of Speech--except?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Since the beginning of recorded history people have been trying to impose their individual values on what others think and say.
The wittiness of Socrates and Aristophenes were suppressed in Greece in the 4th Century.
Socrates drank the hemlock because he was accused of "corrupting the young with ideas of freedom." Dante's "Divine Comedy" was burned in Italy and Galileo was forced to recant on his knees his theory that the planets circulate around the sun The story is that he whispered, "They really do" as he died.
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But don't worry, just because the play is based on ancient conflicts, doesn't mean the plot doesn't relate to modern-day life.
The original writer Aristophenes tries to find an end to an ongoing battle.
Knowing Aristophenes sense of humor, he would love the new look at the old version.
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 Amazon.ca: Assembly Of Women Ab: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
This premise animates the plot of Aristophenes' comedy "Ecclesiazusae" (or "Assembly of Women"), wherein the heroine Praxagora leads a conspiracy of hags dressed as men to vote themselves into power.
Fresh from her victory, Praxagora unveils her plan for a brave, new world where all property, children and sex are held in common.
First, Aristophenes has arguably innovated aspects of communism that would later influence Plato.
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They wore togae - muumuu-like robes that allowed them to move freely about the stoa, temples and streets of Athens.
Plato, Aristophenes and Demosthenes used to wear trousers.
One day in 2497 B.C., there were hurricane winds blowing off the Aegean Sea directly at Athens.
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 Untitled Document
That is why a recycling business must have a political strategy for survival.
The What Aristophenes had a low opinion of politicians saying that they possess "horrible voices, bad breeding and vulgar manners" and that one "lurked under every stone".
To be successful, you must make a leap of faith -- that politicians are human beings with only a slightly elevated sense of self-interest and that staff are diligently looking to recommend the right, not just the easiest, solution to any problem.
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 Minnesota Technolog   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Pennyroyal, 421 B.C. Pennyroyal, a type of mint, spans the ages for its use as a contraceptive and abortifacient.
It dates back to Athens, Greece, in 421 B.C. In Aristophenes' play, Peace, a man is advised to used pennyroyal to prevent a pregnancy after his marriage.
Nirvana wrote a song titled "Pennyroyal Tea", which highlights the contraceptive.
technolog.it.umn.edu /technolog/summer01/contra.html   (576 words)

 Sermon Search
The people were forced to learn this process because the Greek
of Egypt, placed Aristophenes behind bars to stop his leaving.
Then Ptolemy continued his revenge by prohibiting the export of
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Indeed,their playwrights harangued them about it from the stage of Athenscontinually.
All of the great Grecian playwrights -- Sophocles,Euripedes, Aristophenes -- dealt with the women's issue.
All of themargued, in their various ways, that the women of Greece were not nearlyas incapable and weak as the culture believed them to be.
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 Free Term Papers on lysistrata.
My first experience in a college theater production, would it be that much better than the mediocre high school plays?
Or would the supposed age and sophistication get lost in the ability (or lack thereof) to act and portray such a classic work of art by Aristophenes?
I arrived a few minutes early, maybe 10 or so, and sat down in the second row, to get a closer look at the action.
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 Learning Center -
Read the teachings of Socrates that are retold by Plato, Xenophon, and Aristophenes and search for references to power.
Find a work by Plato, Xenophon, or Aristophenes and search for sections that talk about Socrates and power.
You might also have luck using the Electronic Text Center in locating electronic editions of these works.
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 Mystic, CT
Flock Theatre's Shakespeare in the Arboretum takes place in the Connecticut College Arboretum during July and August.
2003 performances will be The Birds by Aristophenes in July and The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare in August.
Follow signs to Connecticut College and Williams Street.
www.mysticcountry.com /Entertainment/Theater/FlockTheatre   (180 words)

 This dish was mentioned in "The Birds" by Aristophenes, was for years a symbol of poverty in England and is ...
This dish was mentioned in "The Birds" by Aristophenes, was for years a symbol of poverty in England and is traditionally eaten on a Thursday in Sweden.
Then you have come to the right place!
I think that would be pea soup, gmack.
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 Miracle Artist Bios
In 1979 he moved to New York where he appeared in 13 off Broadway shows.
He directed and starred in the Greek Theatre of New York's musical version of The Birds by Aristophenes.
He eventually returned to Portland and has worked for several theatres over the last twenty five years.
www.milagro.org /History/Bios/bios-F.htm   (2435 words)

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