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accordingly alliance allies already arms army arrived Athenians Athens attack battle began Brasidas bring brought called carried cause citizens close coming command common consider danger defeated empire enemy equal expected expedition fact fear fight fleet force formed friends gave give Greece Greek guard hands harbour heavy infantry honour hope hundred interest island Italy join Lacedaemon Lacedaemonians land leave less live matter means Meanwhile nature never Nicias night offer once party passed peace Peloponnese Peloponnesians Persian persons Plataeans position possible prepared present reason received refused rest round sail sent ships Sicily side strength success suffered Syracusans Syracuse taken thought Thucydides took town troops vessels victory wall whole wished yourselves