h them to your cost—your present cost!
In the gods' name, don't dare to strike a herald!
I will, unless the herald learns some sense.
Be off! To Demophon And you, my lord, do not touch him.
I am going: a single man can put up only a weak fight. But I shall return with a great force of Argive soldiers in full armor. Ten thousand targeteers are waiting for me with Eurystheus their lord as general. He is standing by on the edge of Alcathous' land,Megara, neighboring territory to Attica. awaiting the outcome of events here. When he hears of your insolence, he will appear in his fury to you, your citizens, your land, and its crops. There would be no point in Argos' possessing so great an army of young men if we did not punish you.
Clear out! I am not afraid of your Argos. It was not destined that you would remove these suppliants from Athens and disgrace me. For the city that I rule is not Argos' subject but free.Exit Herald by Ei