...or draw a sword.
I'll haste and buy a pair of slippers this instant.
Now tell me, would not the women have done best to come?
Why, they should have flown here!
Ah! my dear, you'll see that like true Athenians, they will do
everything too late.... Why, there's not a woman come from the
shore, not one from Salamis.
But I know for certain they embarked at daybreak.
And the dames from Acharnae! why, I thought they would have been
the very first to arrive.
Theagenes' wife at any rate is sure to come; she has actually been
to consult Hecate.... But look! here are some arrivals-and there are
more behind. Ah! ha! now what countrywomen may they be?