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3 Thucydides （Thuc. 1.112） speaks of a fleet of 200 ships of which 60 were sent to Egypt, the remainder under Cimon laying siege to Citium in Cyprus. This expedition, though expensive in the loss of men and money, was not disastrous like the former.
4 The text is very uncertain. The reading of the London papyrus is at least preferable since the loss of 10,000 hoplites （unless a hopeless exaggeration） cannot be accounted for if the reading of ΓΕ or that of the other MSS. is adopted. See Laistner in Classical Quarterly xv. p. 81. At the beginning of the Peloponnesian War （according to Thuc. 2.13）, the Athenian heavy-armed troops numbered but 29,000. Later （according to Dem. 25.51）, the whole body of Athenian citizens numbered but 20,000.
5 Diodorus （Dio. Sic. 13.21） gives the same number of men, but 200 ships. Thucydides gives the number of ships as 209 and the number of men as not less than 40,000, including heavy and light armed troops, crews, etc. See especially Thuc. 7.75.5.