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Book: Lysistrata (Aristophanes)

  • Page ID
    54962
    • Homer (translated by Samuel Butler)
    • Ancient Greece
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    Lysistrata is an ancient Greek comedy by Aristophanes, originally performed in classical Athens in 411 BC. It is a comic account of a woman's extraordinary mission to end the Peloponnesian War between Greek city states by denying all the men of the land any sex, which was the only thing they truly and deeply desired. Lysistrata persuades the women of the warring cities to withhold sexual privileges from their husbands and lovers as a means of forcing the men to negotiate peace—a strategy, however, that inflames the battle between the sexes.

    Thumbnail: ULysistrata, 1896 (Aubrey Beardsley - via Wikipedia)


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