Lysistrata (Illustrated)

Lysistrata (Illustrated)

by Aristophanes

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Lysistrata - Aristophanes' anti-war comedy, written in 411 BC, has female characters, led by the eponymous Lysistrata, barricading the public funds building and withholding sex from their husbands to secure peace and end the Peloponnesian War. In doing so, Lysistrata engages the support of women from Sparta, Boeotia, and Corinth. All of them are at first aghast at the suggestion of withholding sex, but they finally agree and swear an oath to support each other. The woman from Sparta, Lampito, returns home to spread the word there.

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ISBN-13: 9781304060044
Publication date: 05/22/2013
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 1,062,233
File size: 4 MB

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Lysistrata 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
jasmyn9 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A humorus tale of how the women of the Greek world unite to try and stop the war that is keeping their husbands away. I'm very glad that I read this, I neve realized that the humor they used would still be fitting for today's society. While some of the context was difficult to understand, such as the references to other writers and historical events, the footnotes provided in the version I read were helpful enough to help me move past it.4/5
opinion8dsngr on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I never thought I would laugh out loud to an Ancient Greek play, but I guess Lysistrata proves that some [edited] jokes are funny in any era. Clever, a fascinating look at ancient feminism, and witty this play was a quick and very well worth it read, even if the only premise for it is a bunch of crude sex jokes. My only major complaint is that in the translation I read (Sutherland's in Wadworth's) he tried to contemporize it by giving the Spartans almost unreadable Southern drawls and the women modern clothes. It didn't work. Aristophenes writing, however, clearly shines through.
manirul01 More than 1 year ago
Lovely...! beautiful.....!.... Just enjoy it.....!
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