The Lacedaemonians voted that the treaty had
been broken, and that war must be declared, not so much because they were
persuaded by the arguments of the allies, as because they feared the growth
of the power of the Athenians, seeing most of Hellas already subject to
Thucydides. The Peloponnesian War. London, J. M. Dent; New York, E. P. Dutton. 1910.
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