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Lysistrata   



Well said, indeed! Now go and purify yourselves for entering the


Acropolis, where the women invite you to supper; we will empty our


provision baskets to do you honour. At table, you will exchange


oaths and pledges; then each man will go home with his wife.


MAGISTRATE


Come along then, and as quick as may be.


LACONIAN ENVOY


Lead on; I'm your man.


MAGISTRATE


Quick, quick's the word, say I.


(They follow LYSISTRATA into the Acropolis.)


CHORUS OF WOMEN (singing)


Embroidered stuffs, and dainty tunics, and flowing gowns, and


golden ornaments, everything I have, I offer them to you with all my


heart; take them all for your children, for your girls, in case they


are chosen Canephori. I invite you every one to enter, come in and


choose whatever you will; there is nothing so well fastened, you


cannot break the seals, and carry away the contents. Look about you


everywhere. . . you won't find a blessed thing, unless you have


sharper eyes than mine. And if any of you lacks corn to feed his


slaves and his young and numerous family, why, I have a few grains

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