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THUCYDIDES: THE JOWETT TRANSLATION*


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8.104-8.108

(8.109) Tissaphernes, who was already offended at the expulsion of his garrison from Miletus,116 and from Cnidus,117 where the same thing had happened, perceived that this new injury was the work of the Peloponnesians. He felt that they were now his determined enemies, and was apprehensive of some further injury. He was also disgusted at discovering that Pharnabazus had induced the Peloponnesians to join him, and was likely in less time and at less expense to be more successful in the war with the Athenians than himself. He therefore determined to go to the Hellespont, and complain of their conduct in the affair of Antandrus, offering at the same time the most plausible defence which he could concerning the non-arrival of the Phoenician fleet and their other grievances. He first went to Ephesus, and there offered sacrifice to Artemis ....

[With the end of the winter which follows this summer the twenty-first year of the Peloponnesian War is completed.]

8.104-8.108
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JOWETT'S FOOTNOTES

116. (From 8.109) Cp. viii. 84 med.

117. (From 8.109) Cp. viii. 35 init.




From Thucydides, translated into English, to which is prefixed an essay on inscriptions and a note on the geography of Thucydides, by Benjamin Jowett. Second edition. Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1900.

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