Judah ibn Shabbetai’s early-thirteenth-century Hebrew narrative Minhat Yehudah Sone ha-Nashim provides an insightful contrast with Aristophanes’ Lysistrata. Both literary works depict sex-based social movements for peace. In Lysistrata, the Lysistrata-led women’s movement succeeds. In Minhat Yehudah, the Zerah-led men’s movement fails……..
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