Lysistrata was first performed around 4 centuries B.C. by a playwright known for his... well, let's just say NOT for his modesty. It's a hilarious look at the battle of the sexes. Literally. So the men of Athens are fighting the men of Sparta. As usual. The ladyfolk are sick of the endless war, devastating casualties, and unnecessary absence of their husbands. So they do what all good wives do... go on a sex strike. To make matters more interesting, Aristophanes actually uses two choruses (one male, one female) whose role is to constantly hurl insults at each other.