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TRANSLATED FROM THE GREEK
BY WILLIAM SMITH, A. M.,
ARCTOR OF THE HOLY TRINITY IN CHESTER, AND CHAPLAIN TO THE
RIGHT HON. THE EARL OF DERBY.
A NEW EDITION, CORRECTED AND REVISED.
IN TWO VOLUMES.
PUBLISHED BY HARPER & BROTHERS,
No. 82 CLIFF-STRE E T.
YEAR viii.* Early in the following summer, at the time of the new moon, the sun was partially eclipsed ; and in the beginning of the same month the shock of an earthquake was felt.
The fugitives from Mitylene and Lesbos in general, who to a great number had sheltered themselves on the continent, assembled in a body, and having hired some additional succours in Peloponnesus, and drawn them over safely from thence, surprise Rhætium ; but, in consideration of two thousand Phocean staterst paid immediately down, they restored it again undamaged. This being done, they marched next against Antandrus, and got possession of it by the treachery of a party within the city, who betrayed it to them. It was farther their intention to set at liberty those cities styled the Actean, which had formerly been possessed by the Mityleneans, but were now in the hands of the Athenians. But their principal view was the possession of Antandrus, which, once effectually secured (for it lay convenient for the building of ships, as it had plenty of timber, and Mount Ida stood just above it), they would then be amply furnished with all the expedients of war; nay, might act offensively froin thence; might terribly annoy Lesbos, which lies near it, and reduce the Æolian fortresses along the coast. This was the plan which now they were intent to put in execution.
The same summer the Athenians, with a fleet of sixty ships, and taking with them two thousand heavy-armed, a few horsemen, the Milesians, and others of their confederates,
* Before Christ 424.
Above 18001. sterling.