[lis-uh-strah-tuh, lahy-sis-truh-tuh]


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

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



  • And here we return to the question of the immorality of Lysistrata.



  • 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.

lysistrata in Culture


[(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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