121.The Scionaens were erected with these words of his;and now every one alike encouraged, as well they that liked not what was done as those that liked it, entertained a purpose stoutly to undergo the war;and received Brasidas both otherwise honourably and crowned him with a crown of gold, in the name of the city, as the deliverer of Greece.And private persons honoured him with garlands and came to him as they use to do to a champion that hath won a prize.
But he leaving there a small garrison for the present, came back, and not long after carried over a greater army, with design by the help of those of Scione to make an attempt upon Mende and Potidaea.For he thought the Athenians would send succours to the place, as to an island, and desired to prevent them.Withal, he had in hand a practice with some within to have those cities betrayed.So he attended, ready to undertake that enterprise.
The English works of Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury. Thucydides. Thomas Hobbes. translator. London. Bohn. 1843.
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