18."The Lacedaemonians and their confederates have made a league with the king and Tissaphernes on these articles: "Whatsoever territory or cities the king possesseth and his ancestors have possessed, the same are to remain the king's."Whatsoever money or other profit redounded to the Athenians from their cities, the king and the Lacedaemonians are jointly to hinder, so as the Athenians may receive nothing from thence, neither money nor other thing.
"The king and the Lacedaemonians and their confederates are to make joint war against the Athenians.And without consent of both parts it shall not be lawful to lay down the war against the Athenians, neither for the king nor for the Lacedaemonians and their confederates.
‘If any shall revolt from the king, they shall be enemies to the Lacedaemonians and their confederates;and if any shall revolt from the Lacedaemonians and their confederates, they shall in like manner be enemies to the king.’
The English works of Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury. Thucydides. Thomas Hobbes. translator. London. Bohn. 1843.
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