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Lysistrata

Aristophanes


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Lysistrata is an ancient Greek comedy by Aristophanes. It was originally performed in the city of Athens in 411 BC. It tells the story of Lysistrata, a woman who tries to end the Peloponnesian War by persuading the women of the warring cities to withhold sex from their husbands and lovers. Her aim being to force the men to come to a peaceful conclusion, but which actually serves only to ignite the battles between the sexes instead.

№ 59 in Anne Haight's List of Banned Books.

Part of the Encyclopaedia Britannica’s Great Books of the Western World set.

This book has 28 pages in the PDF version, and was originally performed in 411 BC. This is a translation by The Athenian Society and was originally published in 1912.

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