80.Thus was the peace and league concluded;and whatsoever one had taken from the other in the war, or whatsoever one had against another otherwise, was all acquitted.Now, when they were together settling their business, they ordered that the Argives should neither admit herald nor ambassage from the Athenians till they were gone out of Peloponnesus and had quit the fortification, nor should make peace or war with any without consent of the rest.
And amongst other things which they did in this heat, they sent ambassadors from both their cities to the towns lying upon Thrace and unto Perdiccas, whom they also persuaded to swear himself of the same league.Yet he revolted not from the Athenians presently, but intended it, because he saw the Argives had done so, and was himself also anciently descended out of Argos.They likewise renewed their old oath with the Chalcideans and took another besides it.The Argives sent ambassadors also to Athens, requiring them to abandon the fortification they had made against Epidaurus.
And the Athenians, considering that the soldiers they had in it were few in respect to the many others that were with them in the same, sent Demosthenes to fetch them away.He, when he was come and had exhibited for a pretence a certain exercise of naked men without the fort, when the rest of the garrison were gone forth to see it, made fast the gates;and afterwards having renewed the league with the Epidaurians, the Athenians by themselves put the fort into their hands.
The English works of Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury. Thucydides. Thomas Hobbes. translator. London. Bohn. 1843.
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