37.The Syracusians, having devised thus much over and above their former skill and strength, and far more confident now since the former battle by sea, assaulted them both with their army and with their navy at once.
The landmen from the city Gylippus drew sooner out a little and brought them to the wall of the Athenians' camp upon the side toward the city;and from Olympieium, the men of arms, all that were there, and the horsemen and light armed of the Syracusians came up to the wall on the other side.And by and by after, came sailing forth also the galleys of the Syracusians and their confederates.
The Athenians, that thought at first they would have made the attempt only with their landmen, seeing also the galleys on a sudden coming towards them, were in confusion;and some of them put themselves in order upon and before the walls against those that came from the city;and others went out to meet the horsemen and darters that were coming in great numbers and with speed from Olympieium and the parts without;others again went aboard, and withal came to aid those ashore.But when the galleys were manned they put off, being seventy-five in number, and those of Syracuse about eighty.
The English works of Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury. Thucydides. Thomas Hobbes. translator. London. Bohn. 1843.
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