Lysistrata - Study Guide Scene 7 Summary & Analysis

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A Messenger from Sparta comes in, holding his cloak in front of himself to conceal the fact that he's in the same kind of phallic difficulty as Kinesias. He's met by the Commissioner, who's also wrapped in a cloak and who makes crude jokes about the Messenger carrying a concealed weapon. The Messenger tells him that Lampito has driven the men of Sparta away from their women and that the men are all doubled up in pain and frustration. The Commissioner realizes that the women's plot has spread across Greece, and he tells the Messenger to return to Sparta and tell the government to create a commission to negotiate for peace. He says that he'll do the same in Athens. The Messenger runs out, and the Commissioner goes off in the opposite direction.

The Male Leader complains about the immorality of women. The Female Leader suggests that...

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