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  • Seinfeld Is Unfunny: Now that the Lysistrata Gambit is something women are not only allowed, but required to do, the humor can be hard to get for modern readers.
  • Values Dissonance: A lot of modern readers interpret the play as being feminist and/or pacifist, but it was definitely not the former and only partially the latter. Much of the comedy derives from the total absurdity of women involving themselves in politics and even taking over the city of Athens, and while the play does support an end to the Peloponnesian War, Lysistrata at one point chides the men for thinking of allying with barbarians.
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