Thursday, January 20, 2011

The theatre of Dionysus

The theatre of Dionysus where so many of the great plays were first shown.

Lysistrata addressing the women, explaining how they will be able to stop the war:

"We must refrain from every depth of love.... [i.e πέους (peous), or penis in Lat. and Eng.]
Why do you turn your backs? Where are you going?
Why do you bite your lips and shake your heads?
Why are your faces blanched? Why do you weep?
Will you or won't you, or what do you mean?"

Aristophanes - Lysistrata
Translated by J. Lindsay

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