if you want to force men
in order to make peace,
each one of you
should cease offer her body
to his husband’s pleasure"
The play illustrates the desperate plea of Attican Comedy
for the cease of the civil war menacing during that epoch.
Basic instincts, innate irrational impulses
will be disciplined in the exercise of free will
when it is needed.
May this vanguard Aristophanes’s suggestion
not be enclosed only in the happenings
of the 5th Century BC.