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Join Sara, Luke, and Sam for the Aristophanic comedy, Lysistrata! The hosts take a (non-binding) vow of chastity, debate the merits of a big brass bed, and question John Cusack’s presence in a Spike Lee film.
- Why Are Ancient Greek Phalluses Funny? - If you're curious what Greek comedic actors' false phalluses might have looked like, this article includes photos of 5th-4th c. BCE vase paintings and figurines of actors with large false phalluses exposed.
- The Maculate Muse by Jeffrey Henderson - All about obscenity and obscene language in Greek drama. As a scholarly book written for those studying Greek drama, we can't vouch for the readability or accessibility of the text.
- Ancient Greece by Thomas R. Martin - A very readable and informative overview of Greek history, from prehistory through Hellenistic times.
- Lysistrata and Other Plays by Aristophanes: Penguin translation - Alan Sommerstein's 2003 translation of Lysistrata, from which the hosts take Lysistrata's oath!