our minds without more delay to make common cause to save Greece. Open
your ears to our wise counsels and hold your tongues, and we may yet
put things on a better footing.
You put things indeed! Oh! this is too much! The insolence of
May I die a thousand deaths ere I obey one who wears a veil!
If that's all that troubles you, here, take my veil, wrap it round
your head, and hold your tongue.
Then take this basket; put on a girdle, card wool, munch beans.
The war shall be women's business.
LEADER OF CHORUS OF WOMEN
Lay aside your water-pots, we will guard them, we will help our
friends and companions.
CHORUS OF WOMEN (singing)
For myself, I will never weary of the dance; my knees will never
grow stiff with fatigue. I will brave everything with my dear