96.Thus the Athenians by the good-will of the allies, who detested Pausanias, obtained the
leadership. They immediately fixed which of1 the cities should supply money and which of them ships for the war against the
Barbarians,the avowed object being to compensate themselves and the allies for their
losses by devastating the King's country.
Then was first instituted2 at Athens the office of Hellenic treasurers (Hellenotamiae),
who received the tribute,for so the contributions were termed.The amount was originally fixed at 460 talents3.The island of Delos was the treasury, and the meetings of the allies were held in the
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