Lysistrata - Part 3 Summary & Analysis

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Part 3 Summary

A Commissioner appears with four police officers. He condemns the Chorus for fighting in the public square, going into a long and self-important story illustrating his view that women fighting for their rights brings moral chaos. The Male Leader tells him to be quiet and look at the injuries that have been done them, but the Commissioner tells them that as males they're responsible for what's happening. He says that they've allowed their women too much freedom. He gives a long comic speech about the various ways that women use their sexual wiles and then complains that he's just made a deal that will outfit the Athenian fleet with wood to make repairs. He can't complete it because the women have seized the Treasury! He orders his officers to use crowbars to pry open the doors to the Akropolis, but Lysistrata appears, armed with a spindle and...

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