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 vigour.
But look! only those among them who generally hold the plough-tail
show any zeal, while the armourers 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.
The poor wretches are dying of hunger I suppose.