43.The Athenians, when they understood what had passed in this battle, went from Samos with their whole navy to Syme.But neither went they out against the navy in Cnidus, nor the navy there against them.Whereupon they took up the furniture of their galleys at Syme, and assaulted Loryma, a town in the continent, and so returned to Samos.The whole navy of the Peloponnesians, being at Cnidus, was [now] in repairing and refurnishing with such things as it wanted;
and withal those eleven Lacedaemonians conferred with Tissaphernes (for he also was present) touching such things as they disliked in the articles before agreed on, and concerning the war, how it might be carried for the future in the best and most advantageous manner for them both.
But Lichas was he that considered the business more nearly, and said that neither the first league nor yet the later by Theramenes was made as it ought to have been;and that it would be a very hard condition that whatsoever territories the king and his ancestors possessed before he should possess the same now;for so he might bring again into subjection all the islands, and the sea, and the Locrians, and all as far as Boeotia;and the Lacedaemonians, instead of restoring the Grecians into liberty, should put them into subjection to the rule of the Medes.
Therefore he required other and better articles to be drawn, and not to stand to these;as for pay, in the new articles they would require none.But Tissaphernes, chafing at this, went his way in choler, and nothing was done.
The English works of Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury. Thucydides. Thomas Hobbes. translator. London. Bohn. 1843.
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