chapter  12
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So drastically in fact do lines 1154-62 offend the unity and rhythm of the stage-action that it is by no means unreasonable to suspect that they were intended to follow 1150 or 1148.1

Despite the fact that they were linked to the ephemeral contingency of the draw, lines 1154-62 were eventually put into circulation: this implies that, as discussed in section 2 of chapter 11 on Frogs, the texts of the comedies were not even minimally revised after their performance.