Lysistrata


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Lysistrata

(religion, spiritualism, and occult)

Lysistrata, asteroid 897 (the 897th asteroid to be discovered, on August 3, 1918), is approximately 46 kilometers in diameter and has an orbital period of 4.1 years. It was named after the heroine of the Greek comedy Lysistrata. Lysistrata led a revolt of women across Greece, who as a group withheld sexual favors until the men agreed to stop war. Lysistrata represents the healing as well as the manipulative power of sex. The sign and house position of this planetoid in a natal chart indicates how and where this power manifests for each individual.

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Kowal, Charles T. Asteroids: Their Nature and Utilization. Chichester, West Sussex, UK: Ellis Horwood Limited, 1988.
Room, Adrian. Dictionary of Astronomical Names. London: Routledge, 1988.
Schwartz, Jacob. Asteroid Name Encyclopedia. St. Paul, MN: Llewellyn Publications, 1995.

Lysistrata

Athenian exhorts fellow women to continence for peace. [Gk. Lit.: Lysistrata]

Lysistrata

leads women to use wifely continence to secure peace between countries. [Gk. Lit.: Lysistrata]
References in classic literature ?
Fragment #13 -- Aristophanes, Lysistrata 155 and Scholiast:
Backed by a wise peace-activist neighbor, Miss Helen (Angela Bassett), Lysistrata and her Spartan sisters reach across the gangland divide, persuading the women of Troy to join them in a campaign of abstinence: "I will deny all rights of access or entrance / from every husband, lover or male acquaintance who comes to my direction / in erection.
Step forward my heroine Lisa Stratton - who I named after Lysistrata, the revolutionary in Aristophanes' 411 BC comedy of the same name.
THE Lisvane Players' next production is Lysistrata, a classic Greek adult-themed comedy.
Representing the camp department this year on Broadway is Lysistrata Jones, a bit of confection from Douglas Carter Beane, the author of such enjoyable regional theater staples as Bees in Honey Drown and The Little Dog Laughed.
The Greek original called Lysistrata (the name of the play and the protagonist), is about a farsighted and wise woman who decides to find a way to end war.
The People's Theatre in Heaton is this week staging the comedy Lysistrata by Aristophanes.
And although his last directorial visit was back in 1993 with a production of Aristophanes' comedy Lysistrata, he's looking forward to bringing George Feydeau's Where There's a Will to Williamson Square next week.
There's a secret meeting of 'petroholics,' a performance of Lysistrata in the West Bank, and a divisive presidential campaign," effuses Rozin, who packs the play with more than 80 roles for his 6 actors.
OVER the years, the irrepressible Northern Broadsides has delivered trail-blazing and often astounding work and, led by founder Barrie Rutter, it arrives back in Liverpool with a riotous adaptation of the classic Greek comedy Lysistrata.
Nussbaum closes this section with her piece, "The Comic Soul: Or, This Phallus That Is Not One," in which she argues, contra Erich Segal, that in Lysistrata the "soft penis" triumphs, thereby becoming a symbol of peace and reconciliation.
This magnificent medieval version of the Greek classic Lysistrata stars a terrific heroine who is tired of being a GIRL ON THE RUN to her next selected soon to be dead husband.