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Thucydides, The History Of The Peloponnesian War, 8.1.3


ὅμως δὲ ὡς ἐκ τῶν ὑπαρχόντων ἐδόκει χρῆναι μὴ ἐνδιδόναι, ἀλλὰ παρασκευάζεσθαι καὶ ναυτικόν, ὅθεν ἂν δύνωνται ξύλα ξυμπορισαμένους, καὶ χρήματα, καὶ τὰ τῶν ξυμμάχων ἐς ἀσφάλειαν ποιεῖσθαι, καὶ μάλιστα τὴν Εὔβοιαν, τῶν τε κατὰ τὴν πόλιν τι ἐς εὐτέλειαν σωφρονίσαι, καὶ ἀρχήν τινα πρεσβυτέρων ἀνδρῶν ἑλέσθαι, οἵτινες περὶ τῶν παρόντων ὡς ἂν καιρὸς ᾖ προβουλεύσουσιν.Nevertheless, with such means as they had, it was determined to resist to the last, and to provide timber and money, and to equip a fleet as they best could, to take steps to secure their confederates and above all Euboea, to reform things in the city upon a more economical footing, and to elect a board of elders to advise upon the state of affairs as occasion should arise.


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1. Aristophanes, Lysistrata, 422, 421 (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

421. ὅτε γ' ὢν ἐγὼ πρόβουλος, ἐκπορίσας ὅπως
2. Thucydides, The History of The Peloponnesian War, 6.6.2, 6.46, 7.86.5, 8.1.4, 8.65-8.69, 8.67.1, 8.67.3 (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

6.6.2. But they were especially incited by envoys from Egesta, who had come to Athens and invoked their aid more urgently than ever. The Egestaeans had gone to war with their neighbours the Selinuntines upon questions of marriage and disputed territory, and the Selinuntines had procured the alliance of the Syracusans, and pressed Egesta hard by land and sea. The Egestaeans now reminded the Athenians of the alliance made in the time of Laches, during the former Leontine war, and begged them to send a fleet to their aid, and among a number of other considerations urged as a capital argument, that if the Syracusans were allowed to go unpunished for their depopulation of Leontini, to ruin the allies still left to Athens in Sicily, and to get the whole power of the island into their hands, there would be a danger of their one day coming with a large force, as Dorians, to the aid of their Dorian brethren, and as colonists, to the aid of the Peloponnesians who had sent them out, and joining these in pulling down the Athenian empire. The Athenians would, therefore, do well to unite with the allies still left to them, and to make a stand against the Syracusans; especially as they, the Egestaeans, were prepared to furnish money sufficient for the war. 7.86.5. This or the like was the cause of the death of a man who, of all the Hellenes in my time, least deserved such a fate, seeing that the whole course of his life had been regulated with strict attention to virtue. 8.1.4. In short, as is the way of a democracy, in the panic of the moment they were ready to be as prudent as possible. These resolves were at once carried into effect. 8.67.1. At this juncture arrived Pisander and his colleagues, who lost no time in doing the rest. First they assembled the people, and moved to elect ten commissioners with full powers to frame a constitution, and that when this was done they should on an appointed day lay before the people their opinion as to the best mode of governing the city. 8.67.3. The way thus cleared, it was now plainly declared, that all tenure of office and receipt of pay under the existing institutions were at an end, and that five men must be elected as presidents, who should in their turn elect one hundred, and each of the hundred three apiece; and that this body thus made up to four hundred should enter the council chamber with full powers and govern as they judged best, and should convene the five thousand whenever they pleased.
3. Aristotle, Athenian Constitution, 29.2 (4th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)



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aegean Rengakos and Tsakmakis, Brill's Companion to Thucydides (2006) 544
agis Rengakos and Tsakmakis, Brill's Companion to Thucydides (2006) 213
alcibiades Rengakos and Tsakmakis, Brill's Companion to Thucydides (2006) 213
aristophanes, on the commissioners Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 44
aristotle, on the commissioners Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 40
commissioner, sophocles as Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 40, 44
constitution of athens (aristotle) Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 40
democracy, in athens Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 40
edonians, èetionia Rengakos and Tsakmakis, Brill's Companion to Thucydides (2006) 544
egesta Rengakos and Tsakmakis, Brill's Companion to Thucydides (2006) 537
elders, the commissioners as Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 44
enemies, of athens Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 40
fleet, athenian Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 40, 44
hagnon Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 44
lacedaemonians, vs. athens Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 40, 44
lysistrata, on the commissioners Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 44
oligarchic conspiracy/revolution (nan' Rengakos and Tsakmakis, Brill's Companion to Thucydides (2006) 544
oligarchic conspiracy/revolution (nan Rengakos and Tsakmakis, Brill's Companion to Thucydides (2006) 537
phrynichos (politician) Rengakos and Tsakmakis, Brill's Companion to Thucydides (2006) 544
piraeus Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 40
politician, sophocles as Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 40, 44
probouloi Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 40
pythodorus, decree of Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 40
samos Rengakos and Tsakmakis, Brill's Companion to Thucydides (2006) 213, 537, 544
sicilian expedition Rengakos and Tsakmakis, Brill's Companion to Thucydides (2006) 537
sicily, niciass expedition to Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 40
sicily Rengakos and Tsakmakis, Brill's Companion to Thucydides (2006) 537