(Clytemnestra): "Well, answer me this, without going against your true opinion."
(Agamemnon): "Be sure, I will not falsify my true opinion."
(Clytemnestra): "Would you have vowed to the gods, if you had been in fear, that you would do this thing?"
(Agamemnon): "Yes, if anyone would, with sure knowledge I would have proclaimed this duty." (931-934)
(Clytemnestra): "And what do you think Priam would have done, if he had achieved what you have?"
(Agamemnon): "I think, he would have certainly walked on embroideries."
(Clytemnestra): "Then have no regard for men's censure."
(Agamemnon): "But the people talk; there voice is very powerful."
(Chorus): "Why, why is this terror
in front of my heart, to rule its divinations?
and why does my song act the seer, unbidden,
unpaid? and why is confidence
not enthroned at my mind's own seat,
easily persuading me to spurn my terror
like a doubtful dream?" (975-983)