79."It seemeth good to the Lacedaemonians and Argives to make league and alliance for fifty years on these articles: "That either side shall allow unto the other equal and like trials of judgment, after the form used in their cities."That the rest of the cities of Peloponnesus (this league and alliance comprehending also them) shall be free both from the laws and payments of any other city than their own, holding what they have and affording equal and like trials of judgment according to the form used in their several cities.
"That every of the cities confederate with the Lacedaemonians, without Peloponnesus, shall be in the same condition with the Lacedaemonians;and the confederates of the Argives in the same with the Argives, every one holding his own.
"That if at any time there shall need an expedition to be taken in common, the Lacedaemonians and the Argives shall consult thereof and decree as shall stand most with equity towards the confederates.
And that if any controversy arise between any of the cities, either within or without Peloponnesus, about limits or other matter, they also shall decide it. ‘That if any confederate city be at contention with another, it shall have recourse to that city which they both shall think most indifferent;but the particular men of any one city shall be judged according to the law of the same.’
The English works of Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury. Thucydides. Thomas Hobbes. translator. London. Bohn. 1843.
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