19.The Lacedaemonians did not make tributaries of those who acknowledged their
leadership,1 but took care that they should be governed by oligarchies in the exclusive
interest of Sparta.The Athenians, on the other hand, after a time deprived the subject cities of their
ships and made all of them pay a fixed tribute, except Chios and Lesbos2.And the single power3 of
Athens4 at the beginning
of this war was greater than that of Athens and Sparta together at their greatest, while
the confederacy remained intact.
Different character of the Athenian and Spartan league.
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