You agree then, I said, that men and women are to have a common way of life such as we have described--common education, common children; and they are to watch over the citizens in common
whether abiding in the city or going out to war; they are to keep watch together, and to hunt together like dogs; and always and in all things, as far as they are able, women are to share with the men?
Bourgeois marriage is in reality a system of wives in common
and thus,at the most, what the Communists might possibly be reproached with,is that they desire to introduce, in substitution for a hypocritically concealed, an openly legalised community of women.
They entreated Jupiter that they might no longer be associated with the Ills, as they had nothing in common
and could not live together, but were engaged in unceasing warfare; and that an indissoluble law might be laid down for their future protection.