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Lysimache and Lysistrata

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It has long been suspected that the eponymous heroine of Aristophanes’ Lysistrata was intended to evoke the historical Lysimache, priestess of Athena Polias at the time of the play’s first production. But the reasons for this (partial) identification have been relatively little discussed. This paper argues that the Lysistrata engages more closely than has traditionally been assumed with urgent political issues at Athens in late 412 and early 411 BC, in particular with the decision in summer 4...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1017/S0075426920000063

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Classics Faculty
Sub department:
Ancient History & Classical Arch
Oxford college:
Wadham College
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-2239-9281
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Hellenic Studies Journal website
Volume:
140
Pages:
128-142
Publication date:
2020-12-21
Acceptance date:
2019-09-16
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EISSN:
2041-4099
ISSN:
0075-4269
Source identifiers:
1053872
Language:
English
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uuid:ac55a9b0-4814-4b83-83be-28c9a90db8d1
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pubs:1053872
Deposit date:
2019-09-17

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