37.when Cleon and Demosthenes perceiving that, if the enemy gave way a single
step further, they would be destroyed by their soldiery, put a stop to the
battle and held their men back; wishing to take the Lacedaemonians alive to Athens, and hoping that their
stubbornness might relax on hearing the offer of terms, and that they might
surrender and yield to the present overwhelming danger.
Proclamation was accordingly made, to know if they would surrender
themselves and their arms to the Athenians to be dealt with at their
Thucydides. The Peloponnesian War. London, J. M. Dent; New York, E. P. Dutton. 1910.
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