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[17] For the one party1 regarded those who were in possession of the city as greater enemies than the Lacedaemonians2 and the other were making overtures to the Spartan forces in Decelea, judging that it was preferable to hand over their country to its enemies rather than to give a share in the rights of citizenship to those who were fighting for the city.

1 the Athenian army and fleet, sympathetic the the democracy, were at the island of Samos (Thuc. 8.82 and Thuc. 8.86).

2 The oligarchs in Athens.

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