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Unformatted text preview: government o 2 parts of her plan Sex strike Seize the state treasury o Greatest threat of the plan Women not being able to hold out The force of sex would be greater than human control o Chorus Split down the middle, male and female chorus Main location for the physical humor o Vocabulary Komoidia Satyr play short comic sketches Peloponnesian war 411 BC Lysistrata is written Athens is a lot more in danger, fighting with Sparta Old comedy Specific form of Greek drama Aristotles are the only ones that survived Defined by its political orientation Wide variety of comic devices that it uses in the course of a single play Inversion Turning the expected upside down Role reversal men are ruled by their emotions not the women o...
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