Aristophanes was a "craft" comedy poet in the fourth century B.C.
during the time of the Peloponnesian War. Aristophanes' usual style was
to be too satirical, and suggesting the outlandish. He shows little
mercy when mocking Socrates and his "new-fangled ideas" which were most
likely designed to destroy the cohesiveness of society and lead to
anarchy, in his play The Clouds.
The most absurd and humorous of Aristophanes' comedies are
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Modern Frat-Boy #2 Your hair would look so good…on my pillow.
The underlining notion of returning home is also not specifically
because of their "sex-starvation," but from the burden of guilt for
being away from their family, their chores and their domestic
responsibilities. They are after all not just defying their husbands
but ultimately the whole Greek culture of the times in which they
lived. They had a place, and status-quo demanded they assume it.