Lysistrata by Aristophanes audiobook

Lysistrata

By Aristophanes
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The Peloponnesian War drags on and on with no end in sight, and the tough-minded Lysistrata has had enough. Men!—always making stupid decisions that affect everyone. Women’s opinions are never listened to. Taking matters into her own hands, Lysistrata convenes a meeting of women from warring city-states across Greece and calls for a sex strike. It’s a hard sell, but in the end it is agreed: they will withhold sex until the war is brought to hasty a close. Playing their part too, the old women of Athens seize control of the Acropolis—and with it, the treasury—holing up behind it’s barred gates and choking off the silver that funds the interminable war. It’s a waiting game, and a difficult one—some of the women are already becoming desperate for sex and deserting the cause. But Lysistrata is determined to stay the course and soon restores discipline. The men can’t hold out forever … can they? First staged in 411 BCE, Lysistrata is the bawdy, comic account of one woman’s singular mission to end the Peloponnesian War using the only means that seems available to her in a male-dominated world.

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Summary

Summary

The Peloponnesian War drags on and on with no end in sight, and the tough-minded Lysistrata has had enough. Men!—always making stupid decisions that affect everyone. Women’s opinions are never listened to.

Taking matters into her own hands, Lysistrata convenes a meeting of women from warring city-states across Greece and calls for a sex strike. It’s a hard sell, but in the end it is agreed: they will withhold sex until the war is brought to hasty a close.

Playing their part too, the old women of Athens seize control of the Acropolis—and with it, the treasury—holing up behind it’s barred gates and choking off the silver that funds the interminable war.

It’s a waiting game, and a difficult one—some of the women are already becoming desperate for sex and deserting the cause. But Lysistrata is determined to stay the course and soon restores discipline. The men can’t hold out forever … can they?

First staged in 411 BCE, Lysistrata is the bawdy, comic account of one woman’s singular mission to end the Peloponnesian War using the only means that seems available to her in a male-dominated world.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The Graces chose his soul for their abode.” Plato, praise for the author
“Aristophanes wrote Lysistrata in 411 B.C., when Athens was enmeshed in the decades-long Peloponnesian War; it has retained its popularity as a statement against war.” Washington Post
“Aristophanes’ urtext for the battle of the sexes has inspired so many reimaginings and adaptations that putting them all up at the same time would probably fill a small nation-state.” Chicago Tribune

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Author Bio: Aristophanes

Author Bio: Aristophanes

Aristophanes (ca. 446 – ca. 386 BC) is the most famous comic dramatist of ancient Greece. Forty-four plays have been attributed to him, of which only eleven have survived. His plays are the only surviving representatives of Old Comedy, a dramatic form whose conventions ensured commentary on the political and social issues of the day. Aristophanes did this so well that Plato, asked by the tyrant of Syracuse for an analysis of the Athenians, sent a copy of Aristophanes’ plays in reply.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Drama
Runtime: 1.87
Audience: Adult
Language: English