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Essays on Lysistrata

by Aristophanes

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Author

Aristophanes

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Drama, Comedy

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Setting

Before the Propylaea, or gateway to the Acropolis of Athens, 411 BC

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Major Characters

Lysistrata, Calonice, Myrrhine, Lampito, Magistrate, Cinesias, Baby, Spartan Herald, Spartan Ambassador, Athenian Negotiator, Athenian Delegates, Two Layabouts, Doorkeeper, Two Diners, Stratyllis, Five Young Women

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Plot

Lysistrata is a woman whose mission is to end the Peloponnesian War, and she resorts to exceptional methods. Lysistrata convinces the women of Greece to withhold sexual privileges from their husbands as a means of forcing the men to negotiate a peace

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