6.The Peloponnesians that were in Attica, when they were advertised of the taking of Pylus, returned speedily home;for the Lacedaemonians and Agis, their king, took this accident of Pylus to concern their own particular.And the invasion was withal so early, corn being yet green, that the most of them were scanted with victual.The army was also much troubled with the weather, which was colder than for the season.
So as for many reasons it fell out that they returned sooner now than at other times they had done, and this invasion was the shortest, for they continued in Attica in all but fifteen days.
The English works of Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury. Thucydides. Thomas Hobbes. translator. London. Bohn. 1843.
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