79.When the Lacedaemonians had heard the charges brought by the allies against the
Athenians, and their rejoinder, they ordered everybody but themselves to withdraw, and
The majority were agreed that there was now a clear case against the Athenians, and
that they must fight at once.But Archidamus their king, who was held to be both an able and a prudent
man, came forward and spoke as follows:—
Thucydides translated into English; with introduction, marginal analysis, notes, and indices. Volume 1. Thucydides. Benjamin Jowett. translator. Oxford. Clarendon Press. 1881.
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