Lysistrata

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English-language translations of
Λυσιστράτη (Lysistrata)
 (411 BCE) 
by Aristophanes

"Lysistrata" (Λυσιστράτη) is a comedy by Aristophanes. Originally performed in Athens in 411 BCE, 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. Excerpted from Lysistrata on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
As with all ancient Greek dramas, the interpretation may vary, given the condition of available manuscripts, the current study of ancient Greek language, and changes in the English language. As a result, varying English translations exist.

English-language translations of Λυσιστράτη include:


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