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Lysistrata   


for that. However, if the Boeotian and Peloponnesian women join us,


Greece is saved.


CLEONICE


But how should women perform so wise and glorious an


achievement, we women who dwell in the retirement of the household,


clad in diaphanous garments of yellow silk and long flowing gowns,


decked out with flowers and shod with dainty little slippers?


LYSISTRATA


Ah, but those are the very sheet-anchors of our salvation-those


yellow tunics, those scents and slippers, those cosmetics and


transparent robes.


CLEONICE


How so, pray?


LYSISTRATA


There is not a man will wield a lance against another...


CLEONICE


Quick, I will get me a yellow tunic from the dyer's.


LYSISTRATA


...or want a shield.


CLEONICE


I'll run and put on a flowing gown.


LYSISTRATA

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