No, by the Dioscuri, surely not all that, my dear sir.
Come to terms; never make a difficulty of two legs more or less!
MAGISTRATE (his eye on PEACE)
Well, I'm ready to strip down and get to work right now.
(He takes off his mantle.)
LACONIAN ENVOY (following out this idea)
And I also, to dung it to start with.
That's just what you shall do, once peace is signed. So, if you
really want to make it, go consult your allies about the matter.
What allies, I should like to know? Why, we are all erected;
there's no one who is not mad to be mating. What we all want is to
be in bed with our wives; how should our allies fail to second our
And ours too, for certain sure!
The Carystians first and foremost by the gods!