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LYSISTRATA


Over there-beside the Temple of Demeter.


WOMAN


Yes, indeed, I see him; but who is he?


LYSISTRATA


Look, look! do any of you recognize him?


MYRRHINE (joyfully)


I do, I do! it's my husband Cinesias.


LYSISTRATA


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.


MYRRHINE


Have no fear, I'll do it.


LYSISTRATA


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.)



CINESIAS

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