Lysistrata - Study Guide Part 6 Summary & Analysis

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Kinesias comes in, followed by a slave carrying a baby. He wears a large phallus (artificial penis) to show how sexually frustrated he is. Lysistrata shouts down for Kinesias to identify himself. He does, and Lysistrata says that she and all the other women have heard about him, since Myrrhine talks about him all the time, especially what a "big" man he is. Kinesias pleads with her to allow Myrrhine to come out and see him, hinting that whatever he has would be at her disposal. Lysistrata disappears to get Myrrhine, and Kinesias talks about how "hard" things are without Myrrhine.

Myrrhine appears on the roof, saying that she loves Kinesias but he doesn't love her. He begs her to come down. She refuses, and then he takes the baby from the slave and says the baby hasn't been fed or bathed in...

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