A brawny representative Spartan, Lampito is the first woman to support Lysistrata’s plot for peace. While the Athenian women seize the Acropolis, Lampito returns to Sparta to organize a sex strike of her own. Per an Athenian ethnic stereotype—and like all the Spartan extras in the play—Lampito comes off as something of an unsophisticated, half-witted bumpkin who speaks a degenerate dialect of Greek.
Lampito Character Timeline in Lysistrata
The timeline below shows where the character Lampito appears in Lysistrata. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Lines 1 – 253
...ragged rural women. Lysistrata’s friend Myrrhine also enters guiltily. Soon after, the brawny Spartan woman Lampito enters, along with a pretty Boiotian girl named Ismenia and a huge, big-butted Corinthian girl.... (full context)
Lines 254 – 705
...birdbrained men. The Female Koryphaios isn’t afraid: she’s got friends from Sparta and Thebes, like Lampito and Ismenia. The worst the men can do, she mocks, is pass some absurd law.... (full context)
Lines 980 – 1323
...Spartan herald and the Commissioner get down to business. The herald informs the Commissioner that Lampito has sown disorder in the Peloponnesian League, driving the men mad with painful lust. The... (full context)