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(p. 52 - 62) As Dikaiopolis happily and busily prepares the food purchased from the Theban, he is visited first by a man named Dercetes and second by the slaves of a young married couple, all sent to ask Dikaiopolis to share with them a drop of peace (ie a drop of wine from the peace contract bottle). Dikaiopolis refuses all requests except by that of the bride's slave, who tells him that she wants a bit of peace in order to keep her man's "prick" at home. Dikaiopolis agrees to this, saying it isn't the women's fault their husbands go off to war. He gives instructions that when it looks as though the bride's husband is going to go and fight, she should rub a drop of the wine into his penis.

A Messenger arrives with fighting orders for Lamachus, who now apparently lives...

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