43.This done, the Athenians with all their provisions put out from Corcyra towards Sicily, having with them in all one hundred and thirty-four galleys and two Rhodian long-boats of fifty oars a-piece.Of these, a hundred were of Athens itself, whereof sixty were expedite, the other forty for transportation of soldiers;the rest of the navy belonged to the Chians and other the confederates.Of men of arms they had in all five thousand one hundred.Of these, there were of the Athenians themselves fifteen hundred enrolled and seven hundred more [of the poorer sort, called] Thetes, hired for defence of the galleys.The rest were of their confederates, some of them being their subjects: of Argives there were five hundred;of Mantineans and mercenaries, two hundred and fifty.Their archers in all, four hundred and eighty, of which eighty were Cretans.Rhodian slingers they had seven hundred.Of lightarmed Megarean fugitives, one hundred and twenty;and in one vessel made for transportation of horses, thirty horsemen.
The English works of Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury. Thucydides. Thomas Hobbes. translator. London. Bohn. 1843.
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