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Now we see them, mixed up with saucepans and kitchen stuff,


armed to the teeth, looking like wild Corybantes!


MAGISTRATE


Why, of course; that's what brave men should do.


LYSISTRATA


Oh! but what a funny sight, to behold a man wearing a


Gorgon's-bead buckler coming along to buy fish!


CLEONICE


The other day in the Market I saw a phylarch with flowing


ringlets; he was on horseback, and was pouring into his helmet the


broth he had just bought at an old dame's still. There was a


Thracian warrior too, who was brandishing his lance like Tereus in the


play; he had scared a good woman selling figs into a perfect panic,


and was gobbling up all her ripest fruit-


MAGISTRATE


And how, pray, would you propose to restore peace and order in all


the countries of Greece?


LYSISTRATA


It's the easiest thing in the world!


MAGISTRATE


Come, tell us how; I am curious to know.

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