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Lysistrata is a Greek comedy by Aristophanes.  In this play, the women withhold sex from their husbands until the Athenian and Spartan men agree to end their fighting and make peace.


LINCCWeb online catalog – Search Terms             

  • Aristophanes
  • Aristophanes-Criticism and Interpretation
  • Lysistrata


Call Numbers for Browsing the Shelves

  • PA3166
  • PA3879


Circulating Books – A Selected List


  • Aristophanes. Birds; Lysistrata; Women at the Thesmophoria. 2000.

Call Number:  PA3877 .A2 2000

  • Bloom, Harold (ed.).  Aristophanes. 2002.

Call Number:  PA3879 .A73 2002

  • Corrigan, Robert W. (ed.)  Classical Comedy Greek and Roman. 1987.

Call Number:  PA3629 .C5 1987

  • Henderson, Jeffrey.  The Maculate Muse. 1975.

Call Number:  PA3166 .H4

  • McClure, Laura.  Spoken Like a Woman. 1999.

Call Number:  PA3166 .M39 1999

  • McLeish, Kenneth. The Theatre of Aristophanes.1980.

Call Number:  PA3879 .M3 1980


Reference Materials


  • Classical and Medieval Literature CriticismCall Number:  REF PA3003 .C56

o        Vol. 4, pg. 60-2, 65, 68, 88, 93-4, 107-10, 113, 133, 142, 144-5, 151, 153-6, 160, 163, 166, 169-75

o   Vol. 51, Pg. 135-6, 143

  • Critical Survey of Drama, Second Revised Edition.Call Number:  REF PN1625 .C68 2003

o   Vol. 1, pg. 143                  

  • Drama for StudentsCall Number:  REF PN1601 .D595 1998

o    Vol. 10, Pg. 104-22

·       Drama CriticismCall Number:  REF PN1625 .D72

o        Vol. 2, Pg. 5-6, 12-4, 16-23, 27-30, 36, 52-8

  • Masterplots, 2nd Revised Ed. – Call Number:  REF PN44 .M33 1996

o         Vol. 7, Pg.3791-4                         

Research Databases

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  • Academic Search Complete
  • Literature Resources from Gale
  • eBooks netlibrary
  • OmniFile Full Text Mega   

This Research Guide is designed to help users find information on a particular topic within the Valencia College East Campus Library.  This is by no means a comprehensive list of resources and other resources may be available on this topic.  Please check LINCCWeb, Valencia East’s online catalog, to verify the availability of circulating books within the library.  Feel free to ask a librarian for help if you need further assistance.

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