71.The Athenians went not to assault the temple, but gathering together their dead, laid them upon the funeral fire, and stayed that night upon the place.The next day they gave truce to the Syracusians to take up their dead, of whom and of their confederates were slain about two hundred and sixty;and gathered up the bones of their own.Of the Athenians and their confederates there died about fifty.And thus, having rifled the bodies of their dead enemies, they returned to Catana.
For it was now winter;and to make war there, they thought it yet unpossible before they had sent for horsemen to Athens and levied other amongst their confederates there in Sicily, to the end they might not be altogether over-mastered in horse;and before they had also both levied money there and received more from Athens and made league with certain cities, which they hoped after this battle would the more easily hearken thereunto, and before they had likewise provided themselves of victuals and other things necessary, as intending the next spring to undertake Syracuse again.
The English works of Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury. Thucydides. Thomas Hobbes. translator. London. Bohn. 1843.
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