Will you all take this oath?
Then I'll now consume this remnant.
CLEONICE (reaching for the cup)
Enough, enough, my dear; now let us all drink in turn to cement
(They pass the cup around and all drink. A great commotion is
heard off stage.)
Listen! what do those cries mean?
It's what I was telling you; the women have just occupied the
Acropolis. So now, Lampito, you return to Sparta to organize the plot,
while your comrades here remain as hostages. For ourselves, let us
go and join the rest in the citadel, and let us push the bolts well
But don't you think the men will march up against us?