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Lysistrata   


CLEONICE


But if they beat us?


LYSISTRATA


Then yield to their wishes, but with a bad grace; there is no


pleasure in it for them, when they do it by force. Besides, there


are a thousand ways of tormenting them. Never fear, they'll soon


tire of the game; there's no satisfaction for a man, unless the


woman shares it.


CLEONICE


Very well, if you must have it so, we agree.


LAMPITO


For ourselves, no doubt we shall persuade our husbands to conclude


a fair and honest peace; but there is the Athenian populace, how are


we to cure these folk of their warlike frenzy?


LYSISTRATA


Have no fear; we undertake to make our own people listen to


reason.


LAMPITO


That's impossible, so long as they have their trusty ships and the


vast treasures stored in the temple of Athene.


LYSISTRATA


Ah! but we have seen to that; this very day the Acropolis will

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