Henderson’s English translation of Lysistrata, the most popular of Aristophanes' plays, appeals to the modern reader because of its lively and imaginative plot, strong and memorable heroine, good jokes, and appeal for peace and tolerance between nations and between the sexes. Jeffrey Henderson, noted Greek scholar, puts the work in historical and cultural context in his comprehensive introduction.
81 quotes from Aristophanes: 'Youth ages, immaturity is outgrown, ignorance can be educated, and drunkenness sobered . Calonice: My dear Lysistrata, just what is this matter you've summoned us women to consider. What's up? Something big? Lysistrata: Very big.
81 quotes from Aristophanes: 'Youth ages, immaturity is outgrown, ignorance can be educated, and drunkenness sobered, but stupid lasts forever. 'Open your mind before your mouth', and 'Quickly, bring me a beaker of wine, so that I may wet my mind and say something clever.
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Lysistrata read by the Classics Drama Company at DePaul. The Classics Drama Company at DePaul is a new gathering of Thespians and Classicists dedicated to performing and understanding ancient literature. If you live in Chicago and attend DePaul University, we welcome new additions to our group. Contact Dr. Kirk Shellko (kshellkoul. First performed in classical Athens c. 411 . Aristophanes’ Lysistrata is the original battle of the sexes
Some consider it his greatest work, and it is probably the most anthologized.
Lysistrata (pronounced LySIStrata) means in Greek demobilizer, and if one wanted to be clever in English one could simply call her Lisa. Other author's books: Frogs. Aristophanes: The Complete Plays. But there is more to it than that.
Character List - Lysistrata.