Now we see them, mixed up with saucepans and kitchen stuff,
armed to the teeth, looking like wild Corybantes!
Why, of course; that's what brave men should do.
Oh! but what a funny sight, to behold a man wearing a
Gorgon's-bead buckler coming along to buy fish!
The other day in the Market I saw a phylarch with flowing
ringlets; he was on horseback, and was pouring into his helmet the
broth he had just bought at an old dame's still. There was a
Thracian warrior too, who was brandishing his lance like Tereus in the
play; he had scared a good woman selling figs into a perfect panic,
and was gobbling up all her ripest fruit-
And how, pray, would you propose to restore peace and order in all
the countries of Greece?
It's the easiest thing in the world!
Come, tell us how; I am curious to know.