The Acharnians [and] the Clouds [and] Lysistrata - Lysistrata, Part 2 Summary & Analysis

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Lysistrata, Part 2 Summary

(p. 150 - 156) The setting shifts to the courtyard in front of the Acropolis. A Chorus of Aged Men appears. Each member carries a pot of fire and large branches of wood. They slowly and painfully advance into the playing area, speaking in angrily poetic phrases about the irresistible power of male Athenian warriors, the reckless behavior of the women and their determination to regain control of Athena's Temple. The Male Chorus Leader tells the other men to first attempt to break down the doors to the Temple, and if that doesn't work, set fire to the doors and smoke the women out.

As the Male Chorus tends the fire in their pots, Stratyllis leads on a Chorus of Women, each member carrying a pitcher of water. As the other women pray to Athena to help them with their righteous cause, Stratyllis engages the Male Chorus...

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