57.When the Athenians were coming towards them, the Aeginetae left the wall which they happened to be then building toward the sea-side and retired up into the city above where they dwelt, and which was not above ten furlongs from the sea.
There was also with them one of those garrisons which the Lacedaemonians had distributed into the several parts of the country;and these, though they helped them to build the fort below, yet would not now enter with them into the town, though the Aeginetae entreated them, apprehending danger in being cooped up within the walls;and therefore retiring into the highest ground, lay still there, as finding themselves too weak to give them battle.
In the meantime the Athenians came in, and marching up presently with their whole army, won Thyrea, and burnt it, and destroyed whatsoever was in it.The Aeginetae, as many as were not slain in the affray, they carried prisoners to Athens, amongst whom Tantalus also, the son of Patroclus, captain of such Lacedaemonians as were amongst them, was wounded and taken alive.
They carried likewise with them some few men of Cythera, whom for safety's sake they thought good to remove into some other place.These therefore, the Athenians decreed, should be placed in the islands;and that the rest of the Cythereans at the tribute of four talents should inhabit their own territory;that the Aeginetae, as many as they had taken (out of former inveterate hatred), should be put to death;and that Tantalus should be put in bonds amongst those Lacedaemonians that were taken in the island.
The English works of Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury. Thucydides. Thomas Hobbes. translator. London. Bohn. 1843.
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