51.An assembly being called at Catana, though they refused to receive the army they admitted the generals and willed them to speak their minds.And whilst Alcibiades was in his oration and the citizens at the assembly, the soldiers, having secretly pulled down a little gate which was but weakly built, entered the city and were walking up and down in the market.
And the Catanaeans, such as favoured the Syracusians, seeing the army within, for fear stole presently out of the town, being not many.The rest concluded the league with the Athenians and willed them to fetch in the rest of the army from Rhegium.
After this, the Athenians went back to Rhegium, and rising from thence, came to Catana with their whole army together.
The English works of Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury. Thucydides. Thomas Hobbes. translator. London. Bohn. 1843.
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