The Acharnians [and] the Clouds [and] Lysistrata - Lysistrata, Part 4 Summary & Analysis

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Lysistrata, Part 4 Summary

(p. 169 - 180) Lysistrata tells the Choruses that it's getting more difficult to sustain her plan - the women in the Acropolis are coming up with increasingly wild excuses to go home and have sex with their men. As she speaks, one woman after another attempts to get away, but she makes fun of their excuses and bullies them into going back inside, producing a copy of a prophecy that poetically suggests the women will win the fight if they remain strong. She then leads the convinced women back inside.

Still unclothed, the Male Chorus speaks poetically of a powerful male warrior who lived in the wilderness to avoid getting entangled with women. The Female Chorus responds by telling, also poetically, the story of an equally powerful male warrior who lived in the wilderness to avoid getting entangled with the ways of MEN ... although he "adored...

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