74.The next day but one they fought again;and the people had the victory, having the odds both in strength of places and in number of men.And the women also manfully assisted them, throwing tiles from the houses and enduring the tumult even beyond the condition of their sex.
The few began to fly about twilight and fearing lest the people should even with their shout take the arsenal and so come on and put them to the sword, to stop their passage set fire on the houses in circle about the market place and upon others near it.Much goods of merchants was hereby burnt, and the whole city, if the wind had risen and carried the flame that way, had been in danger to have been destroyed.
When the people had gotten the victory, the Corinthian galley stole away;and most of the auxiliaries got over privily into the continent.
The English works of Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury. Thucydides. Thomas Hobbes. translator. London. Bohn. 1843.
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