67.But when Potidaea was once besieged, both for their men's sakes that were within and also for fear to lose the place they could no longer hold.But out of hand they procured of their confederates to go to Lacedaemon;and thither also they went themselves with clamours and accusations against the Athenians that they had broken the league and wronged the Peloponnesians.
The Aeginetae, though not openly by ambassadors for fear of the Athenians, yet privily instigated them to the war as much as any, alleging that they were not permitted to govern themselves according to their own laws, as by the articles they ought to have been.
So the Lacedaemonians having called together the confederates, and whosoever else had any injustice to lay to the charge of the Athenians, in the ordinary council of their own state commanded them to speak.
Then presented everyone his accusation;and amongst the rest the Megareans, besides many other their great differences, laid open this especially, that contrary to the articles they were forbidden the Athenian markets and havens.
Last of all, the Corinthians, when they had suffered the Lacedaemonians to be incensed first by the rest, came in and said as followeth.
The English works of Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury. Thucydides. Thomas Hobbes. translator. London. Bohn. 1843.
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