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    OT: Aristophanes

    Has anyone read The Acharnians/The Clouds/Lysistrata that would be willing to discuss them with me?
    Lauren
    DS7 - MP2
    DS4 - MP Jr. K
    DS2 - professional distractor

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    Originally posted by AggieFrau08 View Post
    Has anyone read The Acharnians/The Clouds/Lysistrata that would be willing to discuss them with me?
    I read "The Clouds" years ago in college, but have forgotten almost all of it. I do recall that there was some incredibly crude humor and so I wouldn't recommend Aristophanes for an immature student. (Honestly, I'd skip him entirely until college.) Sorry I'm not more help!
    Michael
    Memoria Press

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      #3
      I suspect Lauren is reading them herself.
      Bean. Long time MP user.

      DD- 9th grade aerospace enthusiast. Using a mix of dual credit, online and classical materials for 2019-2020.

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        #4
        Yes, I am reading it myself. Sorry if I wasn’t clear on that!
        Lauren
        DS7 - MP2
        DS4 - MP Jr. K
        DS2 - professional distractor

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          #5
          Also, if anyone has suggestions for other/better Greeks for me to read (besides the obvious Homer), that would be great!
          Lauren
          DS7 - MP2
          DS4 - MP Jr. K
          DS2 - professional distractor

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            #6
            I'd suggest Xenophon, Herodotus and Thucydides, if you enjoy history, or some of the little poetry that we have left (Sappho, Pindar, lots of fragments...), the great tragedies (always had a soft spot for Sophocles' Antigone), the philosophers (everyone should read Plato's Apology of Socrates). Menander is the other great comic author, but I don't remember his works at all, not sure he's any "cleaner" than Aristophanes!

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              #7
              Lauren,
              ​​​​​​I've recently read Clouds & Lysistrata if you want to message me. I think the Greek Tragedies selections from the MP high school set at are a great place to start.
              Good for you for driving in!
              Festina lentē,
              Jessica P

              SY2019-2020 · 8th MP Year
              @ Home, HLN, & MPOA
              S · 10th, MPOA Henle 3
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              Highlands Latin Nashville Cottage School

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