Ruden’s Lysistrata Published in Norton Anthology

Sarah Ruden

A translation by Sarah Ruden, visiting scholar in classics, was published in the The Norton Anthology of World Literature, Third Edition in 2012. 

Ruden’s Lysistrata translation was first published in 2003 by Hackett Publishing. Lysistrata is Aristophanes’ comic masterpiece of war and sex. Led by the title character, the women of the warring city-states of Greece agree to withhold sexual favors with their husbands until they agree to cease fighting.

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