for that. However, if the Boeotian and Peloponnesian women join us,
Greece is saved.
But how should women perform so wise and glorious an
achievement, we women who dwell in the retirement of the household,
clad in diaphanous garments of yellow silk and long flowing gowns,
decked out with flowers and shod with dainty little slippers?
Ah, but those are the very sheet-anchors of our salvation-those
yellow tunics, those scents and slippers, those cosmetics and
How so, pray?
There is not a man will wield a lance against another...
Quick, I will get me a yellow tunic from the dyer's.
...or want a shield.
I'll run and put on a flowing gown.