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51. The Catanaeans now held an assembly and, although they still refused to receive the army,1 they told the generals to come in and say what they had to say. While Alciblades was speaking and the people of the city had their attention occupied with the assembly, the soldiers broke down unobserved a postern gate which had been badly walled up, and finding their way into the town began to walk about in the market-place. [2] Those of the Catanaeans who were in the Syracusan interest, when they saw that the enemy had entered, took alarm and stole away. They were not numerous, and the other Catanaeans voted the alliance with the Athenians, and told them to bring up the rest of their armament from Rhegium. [3] The Athenians then sailed back to Rhegium, and with their entire force moved to Catana, where on their arrival they began to establish their camp.

1 They return to Catana, where the soldiers find a way in while Alcibiades en while Alcibiades is speaking. The whole fleet removes thither from Rhegium.

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