Lysistrata


Read by LibriVox Volunteers

(1.6 stars; 14 reviews)

Lysistrata read by a group of college students.

First performed in classical Athens c. 411 B.C.E., Aristophanes’ “Lysistrata” is the original battle of the sexes. One woman, Lysistrata, brings together the women of all Greece, exhorting them to withhold sexual contact from all men in order that they negotiate a treaty. Double entendres abound as men of Greece attempt to keep Lysistrata and her prurient gang from putting an end to the Peloponnesian war. Notably risqué, this comic drama sheds light on gender relations in ancient Athens

Translator is not named, but Jack Lindsay is commentator and Norman Lindsay is the illustrator. (1 hr 17 min)

Chapters

1- Part 1 50:10 Read by a volunteer
2 - Part 2 27:43 Read by a volunteer

Reviews


(1 stars)

This was the worst recording I have ever heard on librivox. many mispronunciations, laughing when the many mistakes were made, unnecessary weird voices that were distracting, and group speaking parts out of sync and hard to understand.


(2 stars)

the background noises eat away the hard worl of readers