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145. Such were the words of Pericles. The Athenians, approving, voted as he told them, and1 on his motion answered the Lacedaemonians in detail as he had suggested, and on the whole question to the effect “that they would do nothing upon compulsion, but were ready to settle their differences by arbitration upon fair terms according to the treaty.” So the ambassadors went home and came no more.

1 The Athenians adopt Pericles' advice.

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