41."These are the points of justice we had to show you conformable to the law of the Grecians.And now we come to matter of advice and claim of favour, which (being not so much your enemies as to hurt you nor such friends as to surcharge you), we say, ought in the present occasion to be granted us by way of requital.
For when you had want of long barks against the Aeginetae a little before the Medan war, you had twenty lent to you by the Corinthians;which benefit of ours, and that other against the Samians when by us it was that the Peloponnesians did not aid them, was the cause both of your victory against the Aeginetae and of the punishment of the Samians.
And these things were done for you in a season when men, going to fight against their enemies, neglect all respects but of victory.For even a man's domestic affairs are ordered the worse through eagerness of present contention.
The English works of Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury. Thucydides. Thomas Hobbes. translator. London. Bohn. 1843.
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