The Lysistrata of Aristophanes
Aristophanes was a satirist who produced Lysistrata around 413 BC when the news of
Athen’s warships had been destroyed near Sicily. For twenty-one years, while Athens was
engaged in war, he relentlessly and wittliy attacked the war, the ideals of the war, the war party
and the war spirit. This risked his acceptance and his Athenian citizenship. Lysistrata is probably
the oldest comedy which has retained a place in modern theatre.
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for the innocent sufferers of
war than anger against the warmongers. Although caustic and good-humored, he intended to
show the power lust and civil war amongst the Greeks.
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