The Complete Plays - Lysistrata Summary & Analysis

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Lysistrata Summary

Lysistrata is another play in the tradition of Peace and Acharnians that shows a group of private citizens trying to do everything in their power to end the war between the Spartans and the Athenians. Here, though, the plan has become somewhat desperate and the women of the town have decide to not have sex with their men until the war is ended.

The play begins with Lysistrata calling out to her friend Calonice. It seems that Lysistrata has a plan to save Greece from continued war and she has invited women form all over Greece to hear her master plan. While they are waiting for the women to arrive, they discuss some of the problems the war has caused. Once all the women have arrived, Lysistrata asks the women to swear that they will do all they can for the cause of...

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