Ludibria Lunae; or, The Wars of Women and the Gods. An Allegorical Burlesque

TitleLudibria Lunae; or, The Wars of Women and the Gods. An Allegorical Burlesque
Year for Search1869
AuthorsCourthope, William John(1842-1919)
Date Published1869
PublisherSmith, Elder and Co
Place PublishedLondon
KeywordsEnglish author, Male author
Annotation

Epic poem. Satire on women’s rights following Aristophanes. Presented as beginning in a eutopia which has no rights for women. Women plan to travel to the moon, discover that it is inhabited by the old gods and goddesses, who they challenge. Women are defeated by love and vanity. See also 1879 Courthope.

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(1842-1919)

Full Text

1869 Courthope, William John (1842-1919). Ludibria Lunae; or, The Wars of Women and the Gods. An Allegorical Burlesque. London: Smith, Elder and Co. L, LLL

Epic poem. Satire on women’s rights following Aristophanes. Presented as beginning in a eutopia which has no rights for women. Women plan to travel to the moon, discover that it is inhabited by the old gods and goddesses, who they challenge. Women are defeated by love and vanity. See also 1879 Courthope.