Don't you feel a strong nervous tension in the morning?
Yes, and a dreadful, dreadful torture it is! Unless peace is
made very soon, we shall find no recourse but to make love to
LEADER OF CHORUS OF OLD MEN
Take my advice, and arrange your clothes as best you can; one of
the fellows who mutilated the Hermae might see you.
Right, by Zeus.
(He endeavours, not too successfully, to conceal his condition.)
Quite right, by the Dioscuri. There, I will put on my tunic.
Oh! what a terrible state we are in! Greeting to you, Laconian
LACONIAN ENVOY (addressing one of his countrymen)
Ah! my boy, what a terrible thing it would have been if these
fellows had seen us just now when we were on full stand!
Speak out, Laconians, what is it brings you here?