[ lis-uh-strah-tuh, lahy-sis-truh-tuh ]
/ ˌlɪs əˈstrɑ tə, laɪˈsɪs trə tə /


a comedy (411 b.c.) by Aristophanes. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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[ (leye-sis-truh-tuh, lis-uh-strah-tuh) ]

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

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