97.The Athenians upon this news made ready, notwithstanding, twenty galleys, and called an assembly, one then presently in the place called Pnyx, where they were wont to assemble at other times, in which having deposed The Four Hundred, they decreed the sovereignty to The Five Thousand, of which number were all such to be as were charged with arms;and from that time forward to salariate no man for magistracy, with a penalty on the magistrate receiving the salary to be held for an execrable person.
There were also divers other assemblies held afterwards, wherein they elected law-makers, and enacted other things concerning the government.And now first (at least in my time) the Athenians seem to have ordered their state aright;which consisted now of a moderate temper, both of the few and of the many.And this was the first thing that after so many misfortunes past made the city again to raise her head.
They decreed also the recalling of Alcibiades and those that were in exile with him, and sending to him and to the army at Samos, willed them to fall in hand with their business.
The English works of Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury. Thucydides. Thomas Hobbes. translator. London. Bohn. 1843.
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