116.Brasidas, when he perceived the battlements to be abandoned and saw what had happened, came on with his army and presently got the fort and slew all that he found within it.
But the rest of the Athenians, which before abandoned the place, with their boats and galleys put themselves into Pallene.There was in Lecythus a temple of Minerva.And when Brasidas was about to give the assault, he had made proclamation that whosoever first scaled the wall should have thirty minae of silver for a reward.Brasidas now, conceiving that the place was won by means not human, gave those thirty minae to the goddess to the use of the temple.And then pulling down Lecythus, he built it anew and consecrated unto her the whole place.
The rest of this winter he spent in assuring the places he had already gotten and in contriving the conquest of more.Which winter ending, ended the eighth year of this war.
The English works of Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury. Thucydides. Thomas Hobbes. translator. London. Bohn. 1843.
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