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52. On the next day the thirty Athenian and all the Corcyraean ships which were fit for1 service, wanting to ascertain whether the Corinthians would fight, sailed to the harbour at Sybota where their fleet lay. [2] The Corinthians, putting out into deep water, drew up their ships in line and so remained, but they did not intend to begin the battle. For they saw that fresh ships, which had received no damage in the action, had arrived from Athens, and their own position was one of great difficulty. They had to guard the prisoners in their vessels, and there were no means of refitting in such a desert place. [3] They were more disposed to consider how they should get home than to fight. For they feared that the Athenians, deeming the peace, now that blows had been exchanged, to be already broken, would intercept their return.

1 The Corinthians want to return home.

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