But what a notion, to concern yourselves with questions of peace
We will explain our idea.
Out with it then; quick, or... (threatening her).
Listen, and never a movement, please!
MAGISTRATE (in impotent rage)
Oh! it is too much for me! I cannot keep my temper!
LEADER OF CHORUS OF WOMEN
Then look out for yourself; you have more to fear than we have.
Stop your croaking, you old crow! (To LYSISTRATA) Now you, say
what you have to say.
Willingly. All the long time the war has lasted, we have endured
in modest silence all you men did; you never allowed us to open our
lips. We were far from satisfied, for we knew how things were going;
often in our homes we would hear you discussing, upside down and