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When the allies gathered together at Lacedaemon, speeches were forthcoming from them to the effect that, through slackness in prosecuting the war, they were going to be worn out by it. For they said it was within their power to man far more ships than the Athenians had and to capture their city by starvation; and it was also within their power to transport an1 army across to Thebes in these same ships, steering for Phocis if they chose, or, if they chose, for Creusis.

1 376 B.C.

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