The Syracusans heard him, and voted
everything as he advised, and elected three generals, Hermocrates himself,
Heraclides, son of Lysimachus, and Sicanus, son of Execestes.
They also sent envoys to Corinth and Lacedaemon to procure a force of
allies to join them, and to induce the Lacedaemonians for their sakes openly
to address themselves in real earnest to the war against the Athenians, that
they might either have to leave Sicily or be less able to send
reinforcements to their army there.
Thucydides. The Peloponnesian War. London, J. M. Dent; New York, E. P. Dutton. 1910.
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