Such were the auxiliaries brought together on
either side, all of which had by this time joined, neither party
experiencing any subsequent accession.
It was no wonder, therefore, if the Syracusans and their allies thought
that it would win them great glory if they could follow up their recent
victory in the sea-fight by the capture of the whole Athenian armada,
without letting it escape either by sea or by land.
They began at once to close up the Great Harbor by means of boats, merchant
vessels, and galleys moored broadside across its mouth, which is nearly a
mile wide, and made all their other arrangements for the event of the
Athenians again venturing to fight at sea.There was, in fact, nothing little either in their plans or their ideas.
Thucydides. The Peloponnesian War. London, J. M. Dent; New York, E. P. Dutton. 1910.
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