Lysistrata (Greek: Λυσιστράτη) is a comedy by Aristophanes, which may have been produced for the Lenaea Festival at Athens in 411 BC. It's theme reflects the city's misfortunes in the Peloponnesian War following the defeat of the Sicilian Expedition in 413 BC. The title character is an Athenian woman who contrives to force an end to the war, first by organising women from across Greece to refuse sexual relations with their menfolk, and secondly by leading Athenian wives in seizing the Acropolis, and fighting off the old men of the city.
Free online texts
Internet Archive: L 179 - Aristophanes III - Lysistrata, Thesmophoriazusae, Ecclesiazusae, Plutus. Bilingual Greek-English Loeb edition.
Poetry in Translation: Lysistrata, translated by George Theodoridis. Multiple formats.
University of Adelaide: Lysistrata. English translation, multiple formats.
History of Ancient Greece: o54- Old Comedy and Aristophanes. Podcast by Ryan Stitt.
Literature and History: 36 - War and Peace and Sex - Aristophanes' Lysistrata, podcast by Doug Metzger.
The Great Conversation: Further reading at Tom's Learning Notes
Ancient Greek resources: Learn to read Greek classics in the original.
Bloom's Western Canon: Lysistrata is listed.