War (4) – peace

War (4) – peace

By the tenth year of the war (422 BCE) both sides desired peace

ταῦτ᾽ οὖν ἀμφοτέροις λογιζομένοις ἐδόκει ποιητέα εἶναι ἡ σύμβασις, καὶ οὐχ ἧσσον τοῖς Λακεδαιμονίοις, ἐπιθυμίᾳ τῶν ἀνδρῶν τῶν ἐκ τῆς νήσου κομίσασθαι: ἦσαν γὰρ οἱ Σπαρτιᾶται αὐτῶν πρῶτοί τε καὶ σφίσι συγγενεῖς. ἤρξαντο μὲν οὖν εὐθὺς μετὰ τὴν ἅλωσιν αὐτῶν πράσσειν, ἀλλ᾽ οἱ Ἀθηναῖοι, εὖ φερόμενοι, οὔπως ἤθελον ἐπὶ τῇ ἴσῃ καταλύεσθαι. σφαλέντων δὲ αὐτῶν ἐπὶ τῷ Δηλίῳ παραχρῆμα οἱ Λακεδαιμόνιοι, γνόντες νῦν μᾶλλον ἂν ἐνδεξαμένους, ποιοῦνται τὴν ἐνιαύσιον ἐκεχειρίαν, ἐν ᾗ ἔδει συνιόντας καὶ περὶ τοῦ πλέονος χρόνου βουλεύεσθαι. (5.15 adapted)
λογιζομένοις – calculate
ποιητέος – to de done
ἡ σύμβασις – agreement, treaty
ἧσσον – less
‛η επιθυμια – desire
κομίσασθαι – get back, recover
συγγενης – kinsmen
ἤρξαντο – begin
‛η ‛αλωσις – capture
εὖ φερόμενοι – doing well
ἐπὶ τῇ ἴσῃ – on equal terms
σφαλέντων – be defeated
παραχρῆμα – forthwith
γνόντες – knowing
ἐνδεξαμένους – accept
ενιαυσιος – for a year
‛η εκεχειρια – armistice
ἔδει – it was necessary
συνιόντας – meet
βουλεύεσθαι – consider, take counsel

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