29.The next winter, Tissaphernes, after he had put a garrison into Iasus, came to Miletus;and for one month's pay, which was promised on his part at Lacedaemon, he gave unto the soldiers through the whole fleet after an Attic drachma a man by the day.But for the rest of the time he would pay but three oboles till he had asked the king's pleasure;and if the king commanded it, then he said he would pay them the full drachma.
Nevertheless upon the contradiction of Hermocrates, general of the Syracusians (for Theramenes was but slack in exacting pay, as not being general, but only to deliver the galleys that came with him to Astyochus), it was agreed that but for the five galleys that were over and above, they should have more than three oboles a man.For to fifty-five galleys he allowed three talents a month, and to as many as should be more than that number, after the same proportion.
The English works of Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury. Thucydides. Thomas Hobbes. translator. London. Bohn. 1843.
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