15.These things considered, it was by both parts thought good to conclude a peace, but especially by the Lacedaemonians for the desire they had to recover their men taken in the island.For the Spartans that were amongst them were both of the prime men of the city and their kinsmen.
And therefore they began to treat presently after they were taken;but the Athenians, by reason of their prosperity, would not lay down the war at that time on equal terms.But after their defeat at Delium, the Lacedaemonians, knowing they would be apter now to accept it, made that truce for a year, during which they were to meet and consult about a longer time.
The English works of Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury. Thucydides. Thomas Hobbes. translator. London. Bohn. 1843.
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