Lais of Corinth


The wealthiest hetaira of antiquity lived during troubled times. Times of war, hunger and decline: the end of the Pericles era, the Peloponnesian war, the threat of the Persians … but this little known hetaira, sacrificed his life and wealth to rescue street women to give them education. Her love affairs with well-known philosophers and artists make his biography even more attractive. She lived between luxury and misfortune, but she was buried with honors of Head of State.

7 characters for 3 actresses and 1 actor
5 female roles, 2 male roles

2017. Publication by Iaspis editorial (Athens).

425-330 B.C.

Duration of the play
90 minutes

House of Lais
Forests of Corinth


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