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οὐδέ—from Peloponnese they had especially looked for help, because of their tie with Corinth and the Spartan hatred of Athens.

τοὺς δὲ λόγους—‘the proposals they made whether among themselves or to Nicias were for peace.’ These proposals must have come from persons opposed to Hermoerates, and are a violation of the oath taken a few months before (c. 75, 2). They are the outcome of the vigorous prosecution of the siege.

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