The Peloponnesian War seems to have no end, and one woman has had enough. Lysistrata, the outspoken, practical-minded heroine of Aristophanes’s comedic masterpiece, crafts a plan to end the conflict once and for all with a surefire means to unity: she implores all the women of Greece to withhold sexual privileges until a peace treaty is signed. What begins as a sworn oath becomes a movement that tests both sides and could change the course of history.
Aristophanes’s irresistibly bawdy play is both a timeless antiwar set piece and an insightful comedy that is as fresh and poignant as ever.
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Revised edition: Previously published as Lysistrata, this edition of Lysistrata (AmazonClassics Edition) includes editorial revisions.