Sexual Politics in Ancient Greece
Examines three memorable works from ancient Greek literature which illustrate the conflicts which existed between men and women.
# 41374 | 2,650 words | 3 sources | 2002 |
Published on Oct 22, 2003 in Literature (Greek and Roman) , English (Analysis) , Archaeology (Greek) , Gender and Sexuality (Sexual Politics)
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This paper will compare three works from the Grecian literature. These works span several centuries, yet all illustrate a type of feud between the genders. Two works are tragedies and the third is a comedy. Through examining these three works, the sexual politics of ancient Greece can be better understood. The first of these works is the "Iliad". The second piece of Grecian literature that will be examined in this paper is the play "Antigone", written by Sophocles. The third piece to be examined is the comedy "Lysistrata", by Aristophanes.
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