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Well then, as soon as Cimon returned from exile he stopped the war and reconciled the rival cities. After peace was made,1 since he saw that the Athenians were unable to keep quiet, but wished to be on the move and to wax great by means of military expeditions; also because he wished that they should not exasperate the Hellenes generally, nor by hovering around the islands and the Peloponnesus with a large fleet bring down upon the city charges of intestine war, and initial complaints from the allies, he manned two hundred triremes.

1 450 B.C.

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