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45. Under the influence of these feelings, they received the Corcyraeans into alliance; the Corinthians1 departed; [2] and the Athenians now despatched to Corcyra ten ships commanded by Lacedaemonius the son of Cimon, Diotimus the son of Strombichus, and Proteas the son of Epicles. [3] The commanders received orders not to engage with the Corinthians unless they sailed against Corcyra or to any place belonging to the Corcyraeans, and attempted to land there, in which case they were to resist them to the utmost. These orders were intended to prevent a breach of the treaty.2

1 They send ten ships to Corcyra, giving them orders to act on the defensive.

2 Cp. 1.40 init.

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