Lysistrata by Aristophanes

Lysistrata by Aristophanes

by Aristophanes

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Lysistrata by Aristophanes by Aristophanes

Lysistrata (/la?'s?str?t?/ or /?l?s?'str??t?/; Attic Greek: ??s?st??t?, "Army Disbander") is a comedy by Aristophanes. Originally performed in classical Athens in 411 BC, it is a comic account of one woman's extraordinary mission to end the Peloponnesian War. Lysistrata persuades the women of Greece 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. The play is notable for being an early exposé of sexual relations in a male-dominated society. The dramatic structure represents a shift away from the conventions of Old Comedy, a trend typical of the author's career.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940157793531
Publisher: Readings LLC
Publication date: 01/04/2016
Series: Favorite Classics , #115
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 43 KB

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