Lysistrata

Michael M. Shaw, Professor Emeritus at the University of Kansas, United States, speaks the following list of names and terms from the play by Aristophanes. Professor Shaw was an associate professor in the Classics Department at the University of Kansas for nearly four decades. He authored the introduction to Anne Carson’s 2001 translation of Electra.

 IDEA Founder and Director Paul Meier recorded Professor Shaw for IDEA on October 5, 2018.


1. Acharnia

2. Achelous (river/river god)

3. Acropolis

4. Adonis

5. Aeschylus

6. Alalai!

7. Amorgos

8. Amyclae

9. Anagyrus

10. Aphrodite

11. Apollo

12. Aristogeiton

13. Artemesia

14. Artemesium

15. Artemis

16. Athena

17. Athenian(s)

18. Athens

19. Bacchants

20. Bacchic

21. Bacchus

22. Boeotia

23. Boeotians

24. Boupalus

25. Brauronian

26. Calonice

27. Calyce (real life person named among Lysistrata’s group, not on stage)

28. Carystian

29. Castor

30. Charon

31. Cimmerian

32. Cimon

33. Cinesias

34. Cleisthenes

35. Cleitagora

36. Cleomenes

37. Colias

38. Corybantes

39. Cranaus

40. Critylla (real life person named among Lysistrata’s group, not on stage)

41. Cynalopex

42. Cyprus

43. Cythera

44. Delphi

45. Demeter

46. Demostrates

47. Draces (men’s chorus)

48. Echinous

49. Eileithia

50. Eros

51. Eucrates

52. Eurotas

53. Evoi!

54. Genetyllis

55. Gorgon

56. Hecate

57. Hippias

58. Hoopoe

59. iai!

60. Ismenia

61. Laches (men’s chorus)

62. Lampito

63. Leda

64. Leipsydrion

65. Lemnian

66. Leonidas

67. Lycon

68. Lysistrata

69. Maenads

70. Manes

71. Medes

72. Megara

73. Melanion

74. Melian

75. Menelaus

76. Messenians

77. Micon

78. Milesian

79. Milesians

80. minae (60 minae make a talent)

81. Myronides

82. Myrrhine

83. Nicodice (leader of Women’s chorus)

84. Nysa

85. Olympia

86. Orsilochus

87. Paeonidae

88. Pan

89. Pandrosus

90. Paphian

91. Paphos

92. Peisander

93. Periclidias

94. Phaedrias (men’s chorus)

95. Pherecrates

96. Philurgus (men’s chorus)

97. Phormio

98. Prytanes

99. Pylos

100. Rhodian

101. Rhodippe (women’s chorus)

102. Sabazius

103. Salamis

104. Samos

105. Scythia

106. Scythians

107. Sparta

108. Spartan(s)

109. Stratyllis (women’s chorus)

110. Strymodorus (name of Leader of Old Men’s Chorus)

111. Taygetus

112. Telamon

113. Tereus

114. Thasian

115. Theogenes

116. Thermopylae

117. Thessaly

118. Thrace

119. Thracian

120. Thyrsus

121. Timon

122. Tricorynthus

123. Tritogeneia

124. Tyndareus

125. Zacynthus

126. Zeus