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Lysistrata and Other Plays by Aristophanes
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bookshelves: dramas, university-curriculum
Read in January, 2005

Copying an old review: I only read the play, "Lysistrata," out of the collection of three, which includes "The Acharnians" and "The Clouds." "Lysistrata" was required reading for my class Comedy in Literature.

The play is most definitely quite amusing. There were several moments I found myself laughing outloud. The premise of the play is that Lysistrata, and the other women of Greece, end the fighting going on between the Spartans and Athenians by witholding sex from the men. With a main plot like that, how can the story NOT be good?

There is a lot of innuendo, and plenty of jokes, some of double entendre, and some that come right on out there. It was a very quick read, and I definitely enjoyed it.

Should I ever read the other plays, I'll revise my review accordingly. :)
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