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[lis-uh-strah-tuh, lahy-sis-truh-tuh] /ˌlɪs əˈstrɑ tə, laɪˈsɪs trə tə/
a comedy (411 b.c.) by Aristophanes. Unabridged
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  • And here we return to the question of the immorality of Lysistrata.

    Lysistrata Aristophanes
  • What is it all about, dear Lysistrata, That you've called the women hither in a troop?

    Lysistrata Aristophanes
  • For the Lysistrata is a political play, and cannot be discussed profitably apart from its political ideas and arguments.


    Clive Bell
  • The Lysistrata expresses the popular desire for peace at any cost.

  • His first work, Phryn, was produced in 1891, and was followed by an adaptation of Aristophanes' Lysistrata.

  • The mouths of the heralds of the Lysistrata were set in one curve of comedy throughout the play.

    The Drunkard

    Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
  • The other two plays of Aristophanes in which women figure prominently are the Lysistrata and the Ecclesiazus.

    Greek Women Mitchell Carroll
  • Lysistrata is the wife of an Athenian magistrate, and has been strongly affected by the ill success of the Peloponnesian War.

    Greek Women Mitchell Carroll
  • We have then in the Lysistrata the women of the day led on in a great patriotic movement by an educated and eloquent woman.

    Greek Women Mitchell Carroll
Lysistrata in Culture
Lysistrata [(leye-sis-truh-tuh, lis-uh-strah-tuh)]

An ancient Greek comedy by Aristophanes. The title character persuades the women of Athens and Sparta, which are at war, to refuse sexual contact with their husbands until the two cities make peace.

The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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