(Orestes): "It was an outrage: to be sold away, when I was a free man's son."
(Clytemnestra): "Then where was the price I got in exchange?"
(Orestes): "I feel shame at putting that reproach to you plainly."
(Clytemnestra): "Don't, unless you speak equally of your father's follies too."
(Orestes): "Don't find fault with the worker while you sit about indoors."
(Clytemnestra): "It is painful for wives to be kept from a husband, my child."
(Orestes): "But it is a husband's toil which maintains them while they sit indoors." (915-921)