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The men, unable to believe that Timotheus would have sacrificed so large a sum to them unless he was in truth expecting the money, made no further claim for pay until he had completed his dispositions.At the siege of Samos,In 366 B.C. Timotheus sold the crops and other country property to the besieged Samians themselves, and thus obtained plenty of money to pay his men. But finding the camp was short of provisions owing to the arrival of reinforcements, he forbade the sale of milled corn, or of any measure less than 1 1/2 bushels of corn or 8 1/2 gallons of wine or oil. Accordingly the officers bought supplies wholesale and issued them to their men; the reinforcements thenceforth brought their own provisions, and sold any surplus on their departure. In this
for they are trying to persuade us to throw away in one brief hour the glory which our forefathers amid manifold dangers during the course of seven hundred yearsA round number for the period between 1104 B.C., the traditional date when the sons of Heracles took Sparta, and the date of the present oration, 366 B.C. acquired and bequeathed to us—a disaster more humiliating to Lacedaemon and more terrible than any other they could ever have devised
And yet what man would not detest the greedy spirit of these Thebans, who seek to rule the weaker, but think they must be on terms of equality with the stronger and who begrudge your city the territory ceded by the Oropians,Oropus, a town on the frontier between Attica and Boeotia, was long a bone of contention. In 412 B.C. it was treacherously taken by Thebes （Thucydides viii. 60）; at some time after 402 B.C. it was under Athenian protection; in 366 B.C. Oropus was again seized by Thebes, but in 338 B.C. Philip gave the town to Athens. yet themselves forcibly seize and portion out territory not their o
After these exploits he led an expedition against Samos;Captured by Timotheus in 366 B.C. For the campaign see Grote, History, vol. x. pp. 54 ff. and that city which Pericles, renowned above all others for his wisdom, his justice, and his moderation, reduced with a fleet of two hundred ships and the expenditure of a thousand talents,Pericles was one of the generals who put down the revolt of Samos from the Athenian Confederacy in 440 B.C. See Thuc. 1.116. Timotheus, without receiving from you or collecting from your allies any money whatsoever, captured after a siege of ten months with a force of eight thousand light-armed troops and thirty triremes, and he paid all these forces from the spoils of war.
When these matters had progressed to this366 B.C. point and the Argives had fortified Mount Tricaranum, above the Heraeum, as a base of attack upon Phlius, while the
so as not to trample it down.
On another occasion the Theban governor at Sicyon366 B.C. marched upon Phlius at the head of the garrison which he had under his own com eum.
When, however, the people in the city perceived that the enemy had set out366 B.C. for the plain, the horsemen and the picked troops of the Phliasians sallied fo e other returned to the city.
Another noble deed which the Phliasians performed366 B.C. was this: when they had made a prisoner of Proxenus, the Pellenean, even thoug attack, while at the same time they shouted to Chares to come to their aid. And366 B.C. when victory had been achieved and the enemy driven out of the road, in this w were proceeding to the place whure he was sacrificing, Chares and the seer met366 B.C. them0and said that the sacrifices were favourable. “Wait for us,” they said, “<
Xenophon, Ways and Means (ed. E. C. Marchant, G. W. Bowersock, tr. Constitution of the Athenians.), chapter 3 (search)