Women in Power

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Aristophanes translated by Kenneth McLeish

DOI: 10.5040/9781472503756.00000023
Roles: Male (9) , Female (6) , Neutral (0)

Women in Power tells the story of a group of women, tired (just like their author) of the incompetent politicians in the demos. Convinced they could do a much better job than their male counterparts, they inveigle themselves into the council and, with their leader Praxagora at the helm, succeed in signing over working powers from the men to the women, powers they use to institute a proto-socialist state.

A suitable companion piece to the slightly lest chaste Lysistrata, Women in Power is as cynical about the status quo as it is romantic about the possibility for change. This translation is by the eminently talented Kenneth McLeish.

From Six Classical Greek Comedies

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Bloomsbury Publishing

Aristophanes translated by Kenneth McLeish

ISBN: 9780413771308

Series: Classical Dramatists

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