Birds; Lysistrata; Assembly-Women; Wealth

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WEALTH

Speaking Characters

KARION: slave of CHREMYLOS
CHREMYLOS: elderly, hard-up Athenian farmer
WEALTH: Ploutos, blind god of wealth
CHORUS: of farmers, the class to which CHREMYLOS belongs
BLEPSIDEMOS: friend of CHREMYLOS', and socially similar
POVERTY: personification of economic hardship
WIFE: Of CHREMYLOS
JUST MAN
INFORMER: blackmailer and bringer of malicious prosecutions
OLD WOMAN
YOUNG MAN: former gigolo to the OLD WOMAN
HERMES: defector from the gods
PRIEST: of Zeus the Saviour

Silent Characters

CHILD: of the JUST MAN
WITNESS: accompanying the INFORMER
Various SLAVES

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  • Aristophanes - Birds Lysistrata Assembly-Women Wealth *
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  • Note on the Translation *
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