Using gender as a weapon

By Ella Deignan Lysistrata is an ancient Greek comedy by Aristophanes, originally performed in classical Athens in 411 BC. It’s a comic account of a woman’s extraordinary mission to end the Peloponnesian War between Greek city-states by denying all the men of the land any sex, which was the only thing they truly and deeplyContinue reading “Using gender as a weapon”

The Modern Faces of Lysistrata

An art piece of Lysistrata By: Catherine Zhang Lysistrata, an Ancient Greek comedy by Aristophanes, accounts for Lysistrata (an Ancient Greek woman) trying to stop the Peloponnesian War by uniting all the Greek women under the oath that they deny all men the right to have sex with them unless they create a peace treaty.Continue reading “The Modern Faces of Lysistrata”

Lysistrata and Fighting For Our Voices

By Samrat Pradhan Today in class, our reading circle group read the play Lysistrata out loud. Written in 411 BCE, the play follows Greek women who are fed up with the senseless destruction caused by the Peloponnesian War. To get the Greek men to end the war, the women stage a strike to stop havingContinue reading “Lysistrata and Fighting For Our Voices”

Plays are Not Meant to be Read in Silence

Due to my five years of studying Latin, I was able to read lots of plays, stories, and jokes in Latin. Although very engaging and entertaining to read, the full power of these texts were lost due to Latin being a language which is never spoken anymore. We would only read aloud our English translationsContinue reading “Plays are Not Meant to be Read in Silence”