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No Boys Allowed! Celebrating Demeter & Persephone, Aristophanes’ Women of the Thesmophoria (Part 1)
February 28, 2023 · 38 min

It's time for a bit of comedic relief (and Euripidean slander)... We're diving in to Aristophanes' play the Thesmophoriazae/the Women at the Thesmophoria. It's got women (kind of!)! It's got a women's only festival! It's got Euripides! This one has it all. Help keep LTAMB going by subscribing to Liv's Patreon for bonus content!

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

Sources: Aristophanes' Thesmophoriasuzae/Women at the Thesmophoria, translations by Stephen Halliwell and George Theodoridis; The Thesmophoria entry from the Hellenic Museum; Aristophanes by James Robson; Aristophanes by Carlo Ferdinando Russo; Goddesses, Whores, Wives, and Slaves: Women in Classical Antiquity by Sarah B. Pomeroy.

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