44.These were the forces that went over to the war at first.With these went also thirty ships carrying necessaries, wherein went also the bakers and masons and carpenters and all tools of use in fortification;and with these thirty ships went one hundred boats by constraint, and many other ships and boats that voluntarily followed the army for trade;which then passed all together from Corcyra over the Ionian gulf.
And the whole fleet being come to the promontory of Iapygia and to Tarentum and such other places as every one could recover, they went on by the coast of Italy, neither received of the states there into any city nor allowed any market, having only the liberty of anchorage and water (and that also at Tarentum and Locri denied them), till they were at Rhegium, where they all came together again and settled their camp in the temple of Diana (for neither there were they suffered to come in) without the city, where the Rhegians allowed them a market.
And when they had drawn their galleys to land, they lay still.Being here, they dealt with the Rhegians, who were Chalcideans, to aid the Leontines, Chalcideans likewise.To which was answered that they would take part with neither, but what the rest of the Italians should conclude, that also they would do.
So the Athenians lay still, meditating on their Sicilian business, how they might carry it the best, and withal expected the return from Egesta of the three galleys which they had sent before them, desiring to know if so much money were there or not, as was reported by their messengers at Athens.
The English works of Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury. Thucydides. Thomas Hobbes. translator. London. Bohn. 1843.
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