76.In the beginning of the winter following, the Lacedaemonians, presently after the end of the Carneian holidays, drew out their army into the field, and being come to Tegea, sent certain propositions of agreement before to Argos.
There were, before this time, many citizens in Argos well affected to the Lacedaemonians and that desired the deposing of the Argive people;and now after the battle they were better able by much to persuade the people to composition than they formerly were.
And their design was, first, to get a peace made with the Lacedaemonians, and after that a league, and then at last to set upon the commons.There went thither Lichas the son of Archesilaus, entertainer of the Argives in Lacedaemon, and brought to Argos two propositions: one of war, if the war were to proceed;another of peace, if they were to have peace.And after much contradiction (for Alcibiades was also there), the Lacedaemonian faction, that boldly now discovered themselves, prevailed with the Argives to accept the proposition of peace, which was this:
The English works of Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury. Thucydides. Thomas Hobbes. translator. London. Bohn. 1843.
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