Aristophanes' anti-war comedy Lysistrata, written in 411 BC, has female characters barricading the public funds building and withholding consensual sex from their husbands to secure peace — and end the Peloponnesian War.

In reaction to the Iraq disarmament crisis, this play was the focus of a peace protest initative called The Lysistrata Project in which public readings of the play were held on March 3, 2003.

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