The weekly Classical Recitation, ‘Recitatio in
Taberna’, continued in the Coffee Shop on Thursday November 5th,
Classicists - Arthur Dingemans, Emmanuel Berhanu, Kit Marlar and James
Sloan - reciting a short extract from ‘Lysistrata’ by
Aristophanes, the father of comedy.
in the 5th century B.C. towards the end of the war between Athens and Sparta, this
extract tells of how women storm the Acropolis and use controversial means to
push for a peace deal between the two warring sides.