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Author: Aristophanes
First presented in 411 B.C. this ancient comedy concerns the efforts of Lysistrata, an Athenian woman, to persuade other women to band together in a strike against the men in order to get them to stop fighting. Her idea, withhold sex until they make a truce. When the strike begins the comedy ensues along with the battle of the sexes. Aristoph...  more »
ISBN: 31093
Pages: 54
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Publisher: Dover thrift editions
Book Type: Paperback
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Hilarious! Lysistrata, an Athenian woman, gets the women to band together to strike agains the men in order to make them stop fighting the Spartans and to call a truce. She even manages to get the Spartan women involved to a point. Her idea, withhold sex until the men come to their senses. Comedy ensues when the women agree and the men come home for a much needed break from the war.