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Lysistrata   


your neck for you! (To LYSISTRATA as she comes out from the


Acropolis)
You, Lysistrata, you who are leader of our glorious


enterprise, why do I see you coming towards me with so gloomy an air?


LYSISTRATA


It's the behaviour of these naughty women, it's the female heart


and female weakness that so discourage me.


LEADER OF CHORUS OF WOMEN


Tell us, tell us, what is it?


LYSISTRATA


I only tell the simple truth.


LEADER OF CHORUS OF WOMEN


What has happened so disconcerting? Come, tell your friends.


LYSISTRATA


Oh! the thing is so hard to tell-yet so impossible to conceal.


LEADER OF CHORUS OF WOMEN


Never seek to hide any ill that has befallen our cause.


LYSISTRATA


To blurt it out in a word-we want laying!


LEADER OF CHORUS OF WOMEN


Oh! Zeus, oh! Zeus!


LYSISTRATA


What use calling upon Zeus? The thing is even as I say. I cannot

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