Lysistrata Is A Play By Aristophanes It Was Originally Performed In Greece In 411 BC And Tells The Tale Of Women Using Their Sexuality To End The Peloponnesian War Lysistrata Convinces The Women Of Greece To Withhold Their Sexual Power From Their Husbands And Partners To Negotiate For Peace This Strategy Creates A Battle Between The Sexes.The Play Lysistrata Gives Us Great Insight Into Male Female Relations In Ancient Greece Which Was A Male Dominated Society Lysistrata As The Protagonist, Is A Strong And Inspiring Character The Play Is Often Humorous, The Use Of Language Was Considered Explicit In Its Time.The Foreword To The Book Below, By Jack Lindsay, Shows The Importance Of Aristophanes Play This Is Followed By Some Wonderful Quotes From Lysistrata.Foreword The Intellectual And Spiritual Tendrils Of The Poem Are Truly Interwoven, The Operation Of Their Centers Nearly Unified And So The Work Goes Deeper Into Life It Is His Greatest Play Because Of This, Because It Holds An Intimate Perfume Of Femininity And Gives The Finest Sense Of The Charm Of A Cluster Of Girls, The Sweet Sense Of Their Chatter, And The Contact Of Their Bodies, That Is To Be Found Before Shakespeare, Because That Mocking Gaiety We Call Aristophanes Reaches Here Its Most Positive Acclamation Of Life, Vitalizing Sex With A Deep Delight, A Rare Happiness Of The Spirit Jack Lindsay Calonice, It S Than I Can Bear,I Am Hot All Over With Blushes For Our Sex.Men Say We Re Slippery Rogues Yet Summoned On The Most Tremendous BusinessFor Deliberation, Still They Snuggle In Bed Lysistrata My Dear, They Ll Come It S Hard For Women, You Know,To Get Away There S So Much To Do Husbands To Be Patted And Put In Good Tempers Servants To Be Poked Out Children WashedOr Soothed With Lullabys Or Fed With Mouthfuls Of Pap Calonice Are You Not Sad Your Children S FathersGo Endlessly Off Soldiering AfarIn This Plodding War I Am Willing To WagerThere S Not One Here Whose Husband Is At Home Lysistrata And Not The Slightest Glitter Of A Lover And Since The Milesians Betrayed Us, I Ve Not SeenThe Image Of A Single Upright ManTo Be A Marble Consolation To Us.Now Will You Help Me, If I Find A MeansTo Stamp The War Out Lysistrata Lewd To The Least Drop In The Tiniest Vein,Our Sex Is Fitly Food For Tragic Poets,Our Whole Life S But A Pile Of Kisses And Babies.But, Hardy Spartan, If You Join With MeAll May Be Righted Yet O Help Me, Help Me Lysistrata By The Two Goddesses, Now Can T You SeeAll We Have To Do Is Idly Sit IndoorsWith Smooth Roses Powdered On Our Cheeks,Our Bodies Burning Naked Through The FoldsOf Shining Amorgos Silk, And Meet The MenWith Our Dear Venus Plats Plucked Trim And Neat.Their Stirring Love Will Rise Up Furiously,They Ll Beg Our Arms To Open That S Our Time We Ll Disregard Their Knocking, Beat Them Off And They Will Soon Be Rabid For A Peace.I M Sure Of It Lysistrata This Kindle Book Has Been Hand Formatted And Includes A Linked Table Of Contents And Illustrations By Norman Lindsay And Renaissance Artists Enjoy
c 446 BCE c 386 BCE was a playwright of ancient Athens About 11 of his works are known in full, and they are the only plays of the Old Comedy style to have survived They are The Acharnians, The Birds, The Clouds, The Ecclesiazusae, The Frogs, The Knights, Peace, Plutus Wealth , The Thesmophoriazusae, and The Wasps These plays have been translated into many languages and continue to be staged or adapted for theatrical productions.Aristophanes satirized the political and social issues of 5th century BC Athens, such as the ongoing Peloponnesian War, the structure of the city state, the role of women in public life, and the influence of philosophers notably Socrates in shaping public opinion.
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- 03 October 2018 Aristophanes