1. "Some Tragic Influences in the Thesmophoriazusae of Aristophanes" Harold W. Miller Transactions and Proceedings of the American Philological Association, Vol. 77. (1946), pp. 171-182. Stable URL:

2. "Euripides' Telephus and the Thesmophoriazusae of Aristophanes" Harold W. Miller Classical Philology, Vol. 43, No. 3. (Jul., 1948), pp. 174-183. Stable URL:

3. H. Hansen, "Aristophanes' Thesmophoriazusae: Theme, Structure, and Production," Philologus 120 (1976) 165-85. Mullins Library: PA3 .P5 v.120 1976.

4. "Travesties of Gender and Genre in Aristophanes' Thesmophoriazusae" Critical Inquiry 8 (1981) 301-327. Froma Zeitlin. reprinted in Reflections of women in antiquity / [compiled by] Helene P. Foley 1981 (Mullins HQ1134 .R4 1981). Stable URL:

5. "Poetry and Imitation in the Thesmophoriazusae" Chapter 4 in Carroll Moulton, Aristophanic Poetry (Göttingen, 1981). Mullins Library PA3879 .M6.

6. "A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Woman" Frances Muecke (Agathon in Thesmophoriazusae) The Classical Quarterly, New Series, Vol. 32, No. 1. (1982), pp. 41-55. Stable URL

7. "The Violence of Wellborn Ladies: Women in the Thesmophoria," M. Detienne, in M. Detienne and J.-P. Vernant, edd., The Cuisine of Sacrifice among the Greeks, tr. P. Wissing (Chicago 1989) 129-147. Mullins Library: BL795.S23 D4713 1989

8. "The Odd Thesmophoria of Aristophanes' Thesmophoriazusae" Martha Habash. Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Studies 38 (1997) 19-40; Mullins Library: Full text available via PROQUEST, free to U of A students; search Library website under Journals.

9. "Obscenity, Gender, and Social Status in Aristophanes' Thesmophoriazusae and Ecclesiazusae" part of Chapter 6 in Spoken Like a Woman: Speech and Gender in Athenian Drama, by Laura McClure (Princeton 1999).

Gender and Comic Obscenity 206

Ritual and the Origins of Comic Obscenity 215

Comic Masculinity: The Relative in the Thesmophoriazusae 218

Rendering the Female: The Relative's Flawed Performance 226

Rhetoric and Obscenity at the Thesmophoria 228

The Scythian Archer and the Recovery of Masculinity 235

Special Issue of the American Journal of Philology: "Performing/Transforming Aristophanes' "Thesmophoriazousai" Vol. 123.3 (Autumn, 2002): Seven articles below:

[10. "Introduction," pp. 319-328: Mary-Kay Gamel. Stable URL:]

11. "Something to do with Demeter: Ritual and Performance in Aristophanes' "Women at the Thesmophoria" Angeliki Tzanetou, pp. 329-367. Stable URL:

12. "The Body and Its Representations in Aristophanes' Thesmophoriazousai: Where Does the Costume End?" Eva Stehle, pp. 369-406. Stable URL:

13. "Trying (on) Gender: Modern Greek Productions of Aristophanes' Thesmophoriazusae" Gonda Van Steen, pp. 407-427. Stable URL:

14. "Aristophanes' Thesmophoriazousai and the Challenges of Comic Translation: The Case of William Arrowsmith's Euripides Agonistes" Elizabeth Scharffenberger, pp. 429-463. Stable URL:

15. "From Thesmophoriazousai to the Julie Thesmo Show: Adaptation, Performance, Reception." Mary-Kay Gamel, pp. 465-499. Stable URL:

[16. "Epilogue" Jeffrey Henderson, pp. 501-511. Stable URL:]

17. "A Poet at Work: The Parody of Helen in the Thesmophoriazusae" Gian Franco Nieddu. Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Studies 44 (2004) 331­360. Mullins Library: DE1 .G73 v.44 2004; Available online: Also available free from PROQUEST via Mullins Library web site.

18. "The Manuscript Tradition [of Th.]" pp. lxxxix-xcviii, in Austin-Olson 2004 (below).

19. "Thesmophoriazusae II" pp. lxxvii-lxxxix, in Austin-Olson 2004 (below).

20. "Euripides and the City's Women" pp. li-lxviii in Austin-Olson 2004 (below).

21. "Aristophanes and His Play;" "Date and Political Background" pp. xxxi-xliv in Austin-Olson 2004 (below).

22. "Feastinga nd Flattering the Crows: A Reinterpretation of Aristophanes, Thesmophoriazusae 942" Andrew Hartwig Mnemosyne 62 (2009) 90-94.


Good Basic Resources:

1. "Women at the Thesmophoria" Chapter 11 in Aristophanes and Athens: An Introduction to the Plays (Oxford, 1995), Douglas M. MacDowell, pp. 251-273.

2. Thesmophoriazusae Aristophanes Colin Austin and S. Douglas Olson. Oxford University Press, 2004. Mullins: PA3875 .T5 2004. OUTSTANDING RESOURCE.


Other (tangentially) related articles:

J. Butrica, "The Lost Thesmophoriazusae of Aristophanes", Phoenix 55 (2001) 44-76.

C. Austin & S.D. Olson, "On the date and plot of Aristophanes' lost Thesmophoriazusae", Leeds International Classical Studies 3.5 (2003/04) 1-11.

J. Butrica, "The date of Aristophanes' lost Thesmophoriazusae: a response to Austin and Olson", Leeds International Classical Studies 3.07 (2004) 1-5.

"Aristophanes and the Events of 411" Alan H. Sommerstein. The Journal of Hellenic Studies, Vol. 97. (1977), pp. 112-126. Stable URL:

"The Festival for Bona Dea and the Thesmophoria". H. S. Versnel. Greece & Rome, 2nd Ser., Vol. 39, No. 1. (Apr., 1992), pp. 31-55. Stable URL:

"Women's Commensality in the Ancient Greek World" Joan Burton. Greece & Rome, 2nd Ser., Vol. 45, No. 2. (Oct., 1998), pp. 143-165. Stable URL:

"Seclusion, Separation, and the Status of Women in Classical Athens" David Cohen. Greece & Rome, 2nd Ser., Vol. 36, No. 1. (Apr., 1989), pp. 3-15. Stable URL:

"Women and Sacrifice in Classical Greece" Robin Osborne. The Classical Quarterly, New Series, Vol. 43, No. 2. (1993), pp. 392-405. Stable URL: