81.notwithstanding the Chalcideans also longed to have him, as one esteemed also in Sparta every way an active man.And when he was out, he did the Lacedaemonians very great service.
For by showing himself at that present just and moderate towards the cities, he caused the most of them to revolt;and some of them he also took by treason.Whereby it came to pass that if the Lacedaemonians pleased to come to composition (as also they did), they might have towns to render and receive reciprocally.And also long after, after the Sicilian war, the virtue and wisdom which Brasidas showed now, to some known by experience, by others believed upon from report, was the principal cause that made the Athenian confederates affect the Lacedaemonians.
For being the first that went out, and esteemed in all points for a worthy man, he left behind him an assured hope that the rest also were like him.
The English works of Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury. Thucydides. Thomas Hobbes. translator. London. Bohn. 1843.
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