the themes of Aristophanes' Lysistrata

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Briefly (in at least 200 words) comment on the themes of Aristophanes' Lysistrata that you found most interesting. Some questions to consider: how seriously do you think Aristophanes meant for the audience to regard Lysistrata's political proposal, if at all? Do you think Aristophanes was even trying to be political? Was he supporting greater freedom and political influence for women, or was he making fun of them? What about this play, written nearly 2500 years ago, seems especially relevant today?

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Running head: ARISTOPHANES

Aristophanes’ Lysistrata


Aristophanes’ Lysistrata

Aristophanes’ ancient play has been described by many experts over the years in different
manners. In this case, the experts have come up with themes such as sex, disobedience, war and
peace. These themes act as the themes that I found most interesting. Sex is the main theme that I
got from this play. The whole novel mainly centres on the sex theme. This is seen, for example,
when it becomes a key weapon for the women to fight against ...

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