The Acharnians [and] the Clouds [and] Lysistrata - Lysistrata, Part 5 Summary & Analysis

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Lysistrata, Part 5 Summary

(p. 180 - 193) The Herald's cloak barely conceals a bulge in the crotch that seems to be triggering the same sort of pain in him as Cinesias' phallus is causing. When Cinesias first confronts him about it, he (the Herald) denies the truth, but eventually reveals that he and the rest of the Spartan men are all in the same condition - they've been barred from having sex with their women. Cinesias realizes that all the Greek women are in on the plan, and tells the Herald to bring the Spartan leadership to Athens so they can enter (pun intended) negotiations for peace. As the Herald goes, Cinesias also goes - to fetch the Athenian leadership.

Speaking in alternating verses, the Male and Female Choruses reconcile, led by Stratyllis who tenderly takes a bug from the eye of the Male Chorus Leader and kisses him (see...

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