90.But Hippocrates, having raised the whole power of the city of Athens, both citizens and others that dwelt amongst them and all strangers that were then there, arrived afterwards at Delium when the Boeotians were now returned from Siphae;and there stayed and took, in Delium, a temple of Apollo, with a wall, in this manner:
Round about the temple and the whole consecrated ground they drew a ditch;and out of the ditch, instead of a wall they cast up the earth;and having driven down piles on either side, they cast thereinto the matter of the vineyard about the temple, which to that purpose they cut down, together with the stones and bricks of the ruined buildings;and by all means heightened the fortification, and in such places as would give leave, erected turrets of wood upon the same.
There was no edifice of the temple standing, for the cloister that had been was fallen down.They began the work the third day after they set forth from Athens and wrought all the same day and all the fourth and the fifth day till dinner.
And then being most part of it finished, the camp came back from Delium about ten furlongs homewards.And the lightarmed soldiers went most of them presently away;but the men of arms laid down their arms there and rested.Hippocrates stayed yet behind and took order about the garrison and about the finishing of the remainder of the fortification.
The English works of Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury. Thucydides. Thomas Hobbes. translator. London. Bohn. 1843.
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