After this the Athenians weighed from
Corcyra, and proceeded to cross to Sicily with an armament now consisting of
one hundred and thirty-four galleys in all （besides two Rhodian
fifty-oars） of which one hundred were Athenian vessels—sixty men-of-war, and
forty troopships—and the remainder from Chios and the other
allies; five thousand and one hundred heavy infantry in all, that is to say,
fifteen hundred Athenian citizens from the rolls at Athens and seven hundred
Thetes shipped as marines, and the rest allied troops, some of them Athenian
subjects, and besides these five hundred Argives, and two hundred and fifty
Mantineans serving for hire; four hundred and eighty archers in all, eighty of whom were Cretans, seven
hundred slingers from Rhodes, one hundred and twenty light-armed exiles from
Megara, and one horse-transport carrying thirty horses.
Thucydides. The Peloponnesian War. London, J. M. Dent; New York, E. P. Dutton. 1910.
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