Lysistrata

Aristophanes

In the greatest masterpiece of Classical Athenian comedy, women go on a raucous sexual strike to end a war.

“A perfect Lysistrata for the new millenium: rich apparatus and a sparkling, metrical, accurate translation of this inexhaustible treasure of a play.”

—Rachel Hadas, Rutgers University

“CHORUS OF OLD MEN:
Misery, woe on woe!
Lo, I brim over with compassion:
You're foully swindled of your ration!
Forsooth, your guts are going to blow!
How will your nuts remain
Intact? Will you not go insane?
Your manly parts are out of luck
Without their regular morning fuck.”

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