94.In the very beginning of the next spring the Athenians in Sicily departed from Catana and sailed by the coast to Megara of Sicily.The inhabitants whereof, in the time of the tyrant Gelon, the Syracusians (as I mentioned before) had driven out and now possess the territory themselves.Landing here, they wasted the fields;
and having assaulted a certain small fortress of the Syracusians, not taking it, they went presently back, part by land and part by sea, unto the river Tereas.And landing again in the plain fields, wasted the same and burnt up their corn;and lighting on some Syracusians, not many, they slew some of them, and having set up a trophy, went all again on board their galleys.
Thence they returned to Catana and took in victual;then with their whole army they went to Centoripa, a small city of the Siculi, which yielding on composition, they departed, and in their way burnt up the corn of the Inessaeans and the Hyblaeans.
Being come again to Catana, they find there two hundred and fifty horsemen arrived from Athens, without horses, though not without the furniture, supposing to have horses there, and thirty archers on horseback, and three hundred talents of silver.
The English works of Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury. Thucydides. Thomas Hobbes. translator. London. Bohn. 1843.
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