29.In the meantime those forty galleys of Peloponnesus which should have made all possible haste trifled away the time about Peloponnesus and, making small speed in the rest of their navigation, arrived at Delos unknown to the Athenians at Athens.From thence sailing to Icarus and Myconus, they got first intelligence of the loss of Mytilene.But to know the truth more certainly, they went thence to Embatus in Erythraea.
It was about the seventh day after the taking of Mytilene that they arrived at Embatus where, understanding the certainty, they went to council about what they were to do upon the present occasion;and Teutiaplus, an Eleian, delivered his opinion to this effect:
The English works of Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury. Thucydides. Thomas Hobbes. translator. London. Bohn. 1843.
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