94.When they came to the temple of Bacchus and wanted but a little of a full assembly, came news that Hegesandridas with his forty-two galleys came from Megara along the coast towards Salamis.And now there was not a soldier but thought it the very same thing that Theramenes and his party had before told them, that those galleys were to come to the fortification, and that it was now demolished to good purpose.
But Hegesandridas, perhaps upon appointment, hovered upon the coast of Epidaurus and thereabouts;but it is likely that in respect of the sedition of the Athenians he stayed in those parts with hope to take hold of some good advantage.
Howsoever it was, the Athenians, as soon as it was told them, ran presently with all the power of the city down to Peiraeus, less esteeming their domestic war than that of the common enemy, which was not now far off but even in the haven.And some went aboard the galleys that were then ready, some launched the rest, and others ran to defend the walls and mouth of the haven.
The English works of Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury. Thucydides. Thomas Hobbes. translator. London. Bohn. 1843.
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