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9. They were in a hurry to be off, but the Corinthians were unwilling to join them until the conclusion1 of the Isthmian games, which were then going on. Agis was prepared to respect their scruples and to take the responsibility of the expedition on himself. [2] But the Corinthians would not agree to this proposal, and there was delay. In the meantime the Athenians began to discover the proceedings of the Chians, and despatched one of their generals, Aristocrates, to accuse them of treason. They denied the charge; whereupon he desired them to send back with him a few ships as a pledge of their fidelity to the alliance; [3] and they sent seven. They could not refuse his request, for the Chian people were ignorant of the whole matter, while the oligarchs, who were in the plot, did not want to break with the multitude until they had secured their ground. Arid the Peloponnesian ships had delayed so long that they had ceased to expect them.

1 The Corinthians are delayed by their Isthmian games. Meanwhile the Athenians detect the treason of the chians and exact pledges of them.

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