e fluttering along.
No, no. It concerns an object I've felt over
And turned this way and that for sleepless nights.
It must be fine to stand such long attention.
So fine it comes to this—Greece saved by Woman!
By Woman? Wretched thing, I'm sorry for it.
Our country's fate is henceforth in our hands:
To destroy the Peloponnesians root and branch—
What could be nobler!
Wipe out the Boeotians—
Not utterly. Have mercy on the eels!The Boeotian eels were highly esteemed delicacies in Athens.
But with regard to Athens, note I'm careful
Not to say any of these nasty things;
Still, thought is free.... But if the women join us
From Peloponnesus and Boeotia, then
Hand in hand we'll rescue Greece.
How could we do
Such a big wise deed? We women who dwell
Quietly adorning ourselves in a back-room
With gowns of lucid gold and gawdy toilets
Of stately silk and dainty little slippers