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Published on Jan 7, 2011
Students perform a scene from Aristophanes' Lysistrata (lines 872-953). Originally produced at Athens in 411 B.C.E.--a dark point for the city in the Peloponnesian War--the Lysistrata is a ribald anti-war fantasy in which the women of Greece--led by the title character Lysistrata--join forces to compel their husbands to negotiate a peace treaty. In this scene, a woman named Myrrhine teases her husband Cinesias (here "Rod").
This scene was a project in a Greek and Roman Comedy class at the University of Victoria. Students adapted the script from Jeffrey Henderson's translation in the Focus Classical Library (1988). The date of perfomance was December 3, 2010. Note: Some adult language and content.