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Lamachus, this is terrible! You are in the way, sitting there. We have no use for your Medusa's head, friend.


But wait, the Argives have not pulled the least bit; they have done nothing but laugh at us for our pains while they were getting gain with both hands.

Ah! my dear sir, the Laconians at all events pull with vigor.

But look! [480] only those among them who generally hold the plough-tail show any zeal, while the armorers impede them in their efforts.

And the Megarians too are doing nothing, yet look how they are pulling and showing their teeth like famished curs. They are dying of hunger, by Zeus.

This won't do, friends. Come! all together! [485] Everyone to the work and with a good heart for the business.

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