106.When the commons heard this, their minds were turned;and the rather, because the Athenians amongst them were but few, and the most were a promiscuous multitude;and the kinsmen of those that were taken without flocked together within.And in respect of their fear, they all thought the proclamation reasonable;the Athenians thought it so because they were willing to go out, as apprehending their own danger to be greater than that of the rest, and withal, not expecting aid in haste;and the rest of the multitude, as being thereby both delivered of the danger, and withal to retain their city with the equal form of government.
Insomuch that they which conspired with Brasidas now openly justified the offer to be reasonable;and seeing the minds of the commons were now turned and that they gave ear no more to the words of the Athenian general, they compounded, and upon the conditions proclaimed received him.
Thus did these men deliver up the city.Thucydides with his galleys arrived in the evening of the same day at Eion.
Brasidas had already gotten Amphipolis, and wanted but a night of taking Eion also;for if these galleys had not come speedily to relieve it, by next morning it had been had.
The English works of Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury. Thucydides. Thomas Hobbes. translator. London. Bohn. 1843.
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