Paris: Librairie Charpentier et Fasquelle, 1898. Later edition. Hardcover. Small 8vo. , 8-179,  pp. Contemporary quarter green morocco over marbled paper boards with the spine in six compartments, gold lettering on the spine; top edge gilt. A ribbon bookmark bound in with marbled endpapers and pastedowns. Illustrated with a pictorial title page printed in red and black ink and with numerous in-text and full-page color engravings, reproductions of the ancient pottery collections of several European museums. Text in French. Aristophanes' Lysistrata is one of the most beloved and intellectually stimulating plays of antiquity. A comedic farce, the women of Athens decide to leave their husbands and homemaking duties to protest the Pelopponesian War. The power dynamic of the genders is humorously reversed in this sharp-witted play of a battle between Greek men and women. This edition is beautifully illustrated, shedding a spotlight on the lives of women in antiquity. Very Good+. Item #000010114
Very Good+ with minor rubbing to the extremities and the pageblock showing some toning.