Over there-beside the Temple of Demeter.
Yes, indeed, I see him; but who is he?
Look, look! do any of you recognize him?
I do, I do! it's my husband Cinesias.
To work then! Be it your task to inflame and torture and torment
him. Seductions, caresses, provocations, refusals, try every means!
Grant every favour,-always excepting what is forbidden by our oath
on the wine-bowl.
Have no fear, I'll do it.
Well, I shall stay here to help you cajole the man and set his
passions aflame. The rest of you withdraw.
(CINESIAS enters, in obvious and extreme sexual excitement. A
slave follows him carrying an infant.)