Ismenia is a pretty Boiotian girl who comes from an aristocratic family in Thebes, an ally of Sparta in the Peloponnesian League. She accompanies Lampito to Lysistrata’s summons, and remains in Athens as a warmly welcome hostage until Athens and Sparta make peace. She never speaks, but she does repel a policeman by brandishing “a huge pair of pincers.”
Ismenia Character Timeline in Lysistrata
The timeline below shows where the character Ismenia appears in Lysistrata. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Lines 1 – 253
...Soon after, the brawny Spartan woman Lampito enters, along with a pretty Boiotian girl named Ismenia and a huge, big-butted Corinthian girl. Lysistrata welcomes all, and showers the out-of-towners with compliments.... (full context)
Lines 254 – 705