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During this time the Cercyraeans, who had fitted out sixty triremes, were waiting off the Peloponnesus, being unable, as they themselves allege, to round the promontory at Malea, but, as certain historians tell us, anxiously awaiting the turn of the war, in order that, if the Persians prevailed, they might then give
had been razed, were exceedingly disheartened. And likewise great fear
gripped the other Greeks who, driven from every quarter, were now cooped up in the Peloponnesus alone. Consequently they thought it desirable that
all who had been charged with command should meet in council and deliberate regarding the kind
of they should suffer any reverse in the battle,
the defeated would be able to withdraw for refuge into the most suitable place of safety
available, the Peloponnesus, whereas, if they cooped
themselves up in the little island of Salamis, perils
would beset them from which it would be difficult for them to be rescu