be in our hands. That is the task assigned to the older women; while
we are here in council, they are going, under pretence of offering
sacrifice, to seize the citadel.
Well said indeed! everything is going for the best.
Come, quick, Lampito, and let us bind ourselves by an inviolable
Recite the terms; we will swear to them.
With pleasure. Where is our Scythian policewoman? Now, what are
you staring at, pray? Lay this shield on the earth before us, its
hollow upwards, and someone bring me the victim's inwards.
Lysistrata, say, what oath are we to swear?
What oath? Why, in Aeschylus, they sacrifice a sheep, and swear
over a buckler; we will do the same.
No, Lysistrata, one cannot swear peace over a buckler, surely.