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19. The Lacedaemonians did not make tributaries of those who acknowledged their leadership,1 but took care that they should be governed by oligarchies in the exclusive interest of Sparta. The Athenians, on the other hand, after a time deprived the subject cities of their ships and made all of them pay a fixed tribute, except Chios and Lesbos2. And the single power3 of Athens4 at the beginning of this war was greater than that of Athens and Sparta together at their greatest, while the confederacy remained intact.

1 Different character of the Athenian and Spartan league.

2 Cp. 1.96, 99; 3.39 init.; 6.85 med.; 7.57 init.

3 Or, 'either of Athens or Sparta.'

4 Or, 'either of Athens or Sparta.'

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