27.The Corinthians, when news was brought from Epidamnus how it was besieged, presently made ready their army, and at the same time caused a proclamation to be made for the sending thither of a colony, and that such as would go should have equal and like privileges with those that were there before, and that such as desired to be sharers in the same, and yet were unwilling to go along in person at that present, if they would contribute fifty Corinthian drachmas, might stay behind.
And they were very many, both that went and that laid down their silver.Moreover they sent to the Megareans, for fear of being stopped in their passage by the Corcyraeans, to aid them with some galleys, who accordingly furnished out eight;the citizens of Pale in Cephalonia, four.They also required galleys of the Epidaurians, who sent them five;the citizens of Hermione, one;the Troezenians, two;the Leucadians, ten;the Ambraciots, eight.Of the Thebans and Phliasians they required money;of the Eleans, both money and empty galleys.And of the Corinthians themselves there were ready thirty galleys and three thousand men of arms.
The English works of Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury. Thucydides. Thomas Hobbes. translator. London. Bohn. 1843.
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