52.Now they had news from Camarina that if they would come thither, the Camarinaeans would join with them, and that the Syracusians were manning their navy.Whereupon with the whole army they went along the coast, first to Syracuse, where not finding any navy manned, they went on to Camarina.And being come close up to the shore, they sent a herald unto them.But the Camarinaeans would not receive the army, alleging that they had taken an oath not to receive the Athenians with more than one galley unless they should have sent for more of their own accord.
Having lost their labour, they departed, and landed in a part of the territory of Syracuse, and had gotten some booty.But the Syracusian horsemen coming out and killing some stragglers of the light-armed, they returned again to Catana.
The English works of Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury. Thucydides. Thomas Hobbes. translator. London. Bohn. 1843.
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