START: LYSISTRATA: [stamping her foot an...

Lysistrata

Lysistrata Calonice

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START: LYSISTRATA: [stamping her foot and bursting into impatient speech] Just think if it had been a Bacchic celebration they’d been asked to attend--or something in honour of Pan or Aphrodite--particularly Aphrodite! You wouldn’t have been able to move for all the drums.
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END: CALONICE: Ah, here are some coming--and here are some more. Ugh! [puckering up her nose] where do this lot come from?
LYSISTRATA: Ponchidae.
CALONICE: I can well believe it!

Aristophanes; Alan H. Sommerstein, Lysistrata/The Acharnians/The Clouds, Penguin Classics, 1973, pp.181-182.

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