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Lysistrata

[lis-uh-strah-tuh, lahy-sis-truh-tuh] /ˌlɪs əˈstrɑ tə, laɪˈsɪs trə tə/
noun
1.
a comedy (411 b.c.) by Aristophanes.
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Lysistrata [(leye-sis-truh-tuh, lis-uh-strah-tuh)]

An ancient Greek comedy by Aristophanes. The title character persuades the women of Athens and Sparta, which are at war, to refuse sexual contact with their husbands until the two cities make peace.

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