Lysis Goes to the Play

Lysis Goes to the Play

by Caroline Dale Snedeker, Elizabeth Palmer Clark (Illustrator)
Trade Paperback, 62 pages
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Historical Setting: Athens, Ancient Greece

Here is a gentle story, motivated by sibling love and ending happily, that explores the culture of pagan Athenian society in the time of Euripides. Lysis and his sister Callisto go to a play during the festival of Dionysus, breaking many of the societal restrictions on the roles of boys and girls, children and adults. Roles of men and women, free men of other city-states, Athenian citizens and slaves come into focus. The pantheon of Greek gods, goddesses and heroes are seen from the eyes of these children.

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