Lysistrata 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 »anes uses shrewd logic and raffish humor to tell the story and to tell of underlying war views.« less
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.