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19. Such were the words of Alcibiades. After hearing him and the Egestaeans and certain Leontine1 exiles who came forward and earnestly entreated assistance, reminding the Athenians of the oaths which they had sworn2, the people were more than ever resolved upon war. [2] Nicias, seeing that his old argument would no longer deter them, but that he might possibly change their minds if he insisted on the magnitude of the force which would be required, came forward again and spoke as follows:—

1 The people are bent on war: Nicias now dwells on the magnitude of the forces required.

2 Cp. 3.86.

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