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Thucydides, The History Of The Peloponnesian War, 2.13.2


παρῄνει δὲ καὶ περὶ τῶν παρόντων ἅπερ καὶ πρότερον, παρασκευάζεσθαί τε ἐς τὸν πόλεμον καὶ τὰ ἐκ τῶν ἀγρῶν ἐσκομίζεσθαι, ἔς τε μάχην μὴ ἐπεξιέναι, ἀλλὰ τὴν πόλιν ἐσελθόντας φυλάσσειν, καὶ τὸ ναυτικόν, ᾗπερ ἰσχύουσιν, ἐξαρτύεσθαι, τά τε τῶν ξυμμάχων διὰ χειρὸς ἔχειν, λέγων τὴν ἰσχὺν αὐτοῖς ἀπὸ τούτων εἶναι τῶν χρημάτων τῆς προσόδου, τὰ δὲ πολλὰ τοῦ πολέμου γνώμῃ καὶ χρημάτων περιουσίᾳ κρατεῖσθαι.He also gave the citizens some advice on their present affairs in the same strain as before. They were to prepare for the war, and to carry in their property from the country. They were not to go out to battle, but to come into the city and guard it, and get ready their fleet, in which their real strength lay. They were also to keep a tight rein on their allies—the strength of Athens being derived from the money brought in by their payments, and success in war depending principally upon conduct and capital.


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1. Thucydides, The History of The Peloponnesian War, 1.144.1, 2.65, 2.65.7, 2.65.11, 6.15.2 (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

1.144.1. I have many other reasons to hope for a favorable issue, if you can consent not to combine schemes of fresh conquest with the conduct of the war, and will abstain from willfully involving yourselves in other dangers; indeed, I am more afraid of our own blunders than of the enemy's devices. 2.65.7. He told them to wait quietly, to pay attention to their marine, to attempt no new conquests, and to expose the city to no hazards during the war, and doing this, promised them a favorable result. What they did was the very contrary, allowing private ambitions and private interests, in matters apparently quite foreign to the war, to lead them into projects unjust both to themselves and to their allies—projects whose success would only conduce to the honor and advantage of private persons, and whose failure entailed certain disaster on the country in the war. 2.65.11. This, as might have been expected in a great and sovereign state, produced a host of blunders, and amongst them the Sicilian expedition; though this failed not so much through a miscalculation of the power of those against whom it was sent, as through a fault in the senders in not taking the best measures afterwards to assist those who had gone out, but choosing rather to occupy themselves with private cabals for the leadership of the commons, by which they not only paralyzed operations in the field, but also first introduced civil discord at home. 6.15.2. By far the warmest advocate of the expedition was, however, Alcibiades, son of Clinias, who wished to thwart Nicias both as his political opponent and also because of the attack he had made upon him in his speech, and who was, besides, exceedingly ambitious of a command by which he hoped to reduce Sicily and Carthage, and personally to gain in wealth and reputation by means of his successes.


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acharnians Rengakos and Tsakmakis, Brill's Companion to Thucydides (2006) 173
aristophanes, comic poet Rengakos and Tsakmakis, Brill's Companion to Thucydides (2006) 173
aristotle Rengakos and Tsakmakis, Brill's Companion to Thucydides (2006) 173
choice (primarily in thucydides), scope for Joho, Style and Necessity in Thucydides (2022) 270
corcyra Rengakos and Tsakmakis, Brill's Companion to Thucydides (2006) 457
hermocrates, successful as leader Joho, Style and Necessity in Thucydides (2022) 270
individuals, withstanding necessity Joho, Style and Necessity in Thucydides (2022) 270
irrational impulses, athenians beset by Joho, Style and Necessity in Thucydides (2022) 270
logographers Rengakos and Tsakmakis, Brill's Companion to Thucydides (2006) 173
pericles, and balance Joho, Style and Necessity in Thucydides (2022) 285
pericles, and strategy in peloponnesian war Joho, Style and Necessity in Thucydides (2022) 270
pericles, antitheses involving γνώμη in speeches of Joho, Style and Necessity in Thucydides (2022) 284, 285
plague' Rengakos and Tsakmakis, Brill's Companion to Thucydides (2006) 457
present things / circumstances (τὰ παρόντα, τὰ ὑπάρχοντα, τὰ πράγματα etc.) Joho, Style and Necessity in Thucydides (2022) 285
sicilian expedition Rengakos and Tsakmakis, Brill's Companion to Thucydides (2006) 457
thucydides, son of melesias, causes, causality Rengakos and Tsakmakis, Brill's Companion to Thucydides (2006) 457
γνώμη (and γιγνώσκω), and antithesis Joho, Style and Necessity in Thucydides (2022) 284, 285
γνώμη (and γιγνώσκω), championed by pericles Joho, Style and Necessity in Thucydides (2022) 284
γνώμη (and γιγνώσκω), struggling with contrary impulses Joho, Style and Necessity in Thucydides (2022) 285
γνώμη (and γιγνώσκω), vs. external circumstances Joho, Style and Necessity in Thucydides (2022) 284, 285
γνώμη (and γιγνώσκω), vs. passion Joho, Style and Necessity in Thucydides (2022) 284, 285
τύχη (chance, fortune), and pericles Joho, Style and Necessity in Thucydides (2022) 285
ἐλπίς (hope or expectation) and ἐλπίζω and εὔελπις, in pericles speeches Joho, Style and Necessity in Thucydides (2022) 285
ὀργή and ὀργίζομαι Joho, Style and Necessity in Thucydides (2022) 285