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88. Thus spoke Brasidas. The Acanthians, after much had been said on both sides, partly under1 the attraction of his words, and partly because they were afraid of losing their vintage, determined by a majority, voting secretly, to revolt from Athens. They pledged Brasidas to stand by the engagement to which the government of Sparta had sworn before they sent him out, to respect the independence of all whom he brought over to the Lacedaemonian alliance. [2] They then admitted his army; and shortly afterwards Stagirus, a colony of the Andrians, revolted also. Such were the events of the summer.

1 The Acanthians, who are afraid of losing their vintage, determine to revolt from Athens.

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