LYSISTRATA BY ARISTOPHANES

Lysistrata is an anti-war comedy by the ancient Greek playwright Aristophanes, that was first staged in 411 BCE. two years after Athens' catastrophic defeat in the Sicilian Expedition, which is a turning-point in the long-running Peloponnesian War against Sparta. Lysistrata is a Greek name which meant "loosening the army."

Lysistrata is a strong Athenian woman, who has a great sense of responsibility, and made a remarkable mission to end the Peloponnesian War between Athens and Sparta. She planned and gathered all the women of Greece to deliberate about her plan to potentially end the Peloponnesian War. Her plan is for all the women to withhold sexual privileges from their husband as a way to bring an end to the huge war, or until a treaty of peace has been signed. Discussion and debates was made, and finally the women sworn an oath that they agree and will follow Lysistrata's plan.

The treaty of peace has spread and the other women raced behind the barred gates of the Acropolis to wait the men's response. Lysistrata, together with the Athenian women goes back into the Acropolis, which leave the men’s Chorus and women’s Chorus to insult each other through their song and dance.

The debate between the Chorus of old men and the Chorus of old women went on continuously, until peace overtures amongst them. A gorgeous naked young woman called Reconciliation was then introduced by Lysistrata to the Spartan and Athenian delegates. Soon the two Choruses merge in unison, agrees to a peaceful reconcilement and overcomes their differences and the burden of sexual deprivation between men and women.

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