Lysistrata by Aristophanes

"Lysistrata" is a comedic play set in ancient Greece, where the women of Athens, led by the eponymous character, decide to withhold sexual privileges from their husbands and lovers in order to force them to negotiate a peaceful end to the Peloponnesian War. Along with the women of Sparta, they seize the Acropolis and the treasury, and through their non-violent resistance, they manage to bring about a reconciliation between the warring states. The play is a humorous exploration of gender roles and the power of passive resistance.

The 503rd greatest book of all time


Published
-411
Nationality
Greek
Type
Fiction
Pages
60-100
Words
Unknown
Original Language
Ancient Greek

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