Oracle Clue for Fortuna if Robert cross-dresses

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Love of money and nothing else did ruin Sparta,
but gold can earn passage, favor, and some gods' aid.
Praise Fortuna's beauty and hope her skirts carry you to the gold and the gods.
She stands where loutish bashers say the
girly-boys fight.

Really really need a better term than "girly boys".

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How about plebs?

Plebians were the common citizenry of Rome, and since rapier fighting is considered a civilian combat it would be appropriate.

Love of money and nothing else did ruin Sparta,
but gold can earn passage, favor, and some gods' aid.
Praise Fortuna's beauty and hope her skirts carry you to the gold and the gods.
She stands where loutish bashers say the plebians fight.

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Fortuna: Loutish bashers and Girlish Plebeians

I'm trying to make a social comment here, and a joke. Best kind.

"loutish bashers" means armored fighters.

So I suppose we could say "girlish plebeians".

This is a reference to heavies who call rapier combat "sissy."

It wouldn't be loutish to call them plebeian.