28.Those that managed the state perceiving this and unable to hinder it, knowing also their own danger in case they were excluded out of the composition, they all jointly agreed to yield the city to Paches and his army with these conditions: ‘to be proceeded withal at the pleasure of the people of Athens and to receive the army into the city;and that the Mytilenaeans should send ambassadors to Athens about their own business;and that Paches, till their return, should neither put in bonds, nor make slave of, nor slay any Mytilenaean.’ This was the effect of that composition.
But such of the Mytilenaeans as had principally practised with the Lacedaemonians, being afraid of themselves, when the army was entered the city durst not trust to the conditions agreed on but took sanctuary at the altars.But Paches, having raised them upon promise to do them no injury, sent them to Tenedos to be in custody there till the people of Athens should have resolved what to do.
After this he sent some galleys to Antissa and took in that town and ordered the affairs of his army as he thought convenient.
The English works of Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury. Thucydides. Thomas Hobbes. translator. London. Bohn. 1843.
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