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Lysistrata   


What else do you need? Step aboard the boat; Charon is waiting for


you, you're keeping him from pushing off.


MAGISTRATE


To treat me so scurvily! What an insult! I will go show myself


to my fellow-magistrates just as I am.


LYSISTRATA


What! are you blaming us for not having exposed you according to


custom? Nay, console yourself; we will not fail to offer up the


third-day sacrifice for you, first thing in the morning.


(She goes into the Acropolis, with CLEONICE and MYRRHINE.)


LEADER OF CHORUS OF OLD MEN


Awake, friends of freedom; let us hold ourselves aye ready to act.


CHORUS OF OLD MEN (singing)


I suspect a mighty peril; I foresee another tyranny like Hippias'.


I am sore afraid the Laconians assembled here with Clisthenes have, by


a stratagem of war, stirred up these women, enemies of the gods, to


seize upon our treasury and the funds whereby I lived.


LEADER OF CHORUS OF OLD MEN


Is it not a sin and a shame for them to interfere in advising


the citizens, to prate of shields and lances, and to ally themselves


with Laconians, fellows I trust no more than I would so many


famished wolves? The whole thing, my friends, is nothing else but an

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