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Lysistrata   




allies, on whom Nature has lavished virtue, grace, boldness,


cleverness, and whose wisely directed energy is going to save the


State.


LEADER OF CHORUS OF WOMEN


Oh! my good, gallant Lysistrata, and all my friends, be ever


like a bundle of nettles; never let your anger slacken; the winds of


fortune blow our way.


LYSISTRATA


May gentle Love and the sweet Cyprian Queen shower seductive


charms on our breasts and our thighs. If only we may stir so amorous a


feeling among the men that they stand as firm as sticks, we shall


indeed deserve the name of peace-makers among the Greeks.


MAGISTRATE


How will that be, pray?


LYSISTRATA


To begin with, we shall not see you any more running like mad


fellows to the Market holding lance in fist.


CLEONICE


That will be something gained, anyway, by the Paphian goddess,


it will!


LYSISTRATA

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