se people said they were Arcadians, as a result of this the Eleans in their turn felt unfriendly toward them.
While the several allies were each thus filled with368 B.C. proud confidence in themselves, Philiscus of Abydus came from Ariobarzanescp. v. i. 28. with a large amount of money. And in the first place he brought together e time for which he had been directed to stay had expired. And as soon as he had said this he departed by the road leading to Sparta. But when, as he was marching368 B.C. away, the Messenians tried to cut him off at a narrow place on the road, thereupon he sent to Archidamus and bade him come to his aid. And Archidamus did in facts to restrain them as they pushed forward to the front. And when Archidamus led the advance, only a few of the enemy waited till his men came within spear-thrust;368 B.C. these were killed, and the rest were cut down as they fled, many by the horsemen and many by the Celts.
Then as soon as the battle had ended and he had set up a
adly lamed. And the number of the enemy who were killed, both in the fighting within and by leaping down without, was not less than eighty. Then one might have beheld the men congratulating one another with handclasps on their preservation, and the women bringing them drink and at the same time crying for joy. Indeed,369 B.C. “laughter mingled with tears” An allusion to Iliad vi. 484, did on that occasion really possess all who were present.
In the following year likewise the Argives and all368 B.C. the Arcadians invaded the territory of Phlius. The reason for their continually besetting the Phliasians was partly that they were angry with them, and partly that they had the country of the Phliasians between them, and were always in hope that through want of provisions they would bring them to terms. But on this invasion also the horsemen and the picked troops of the Phliasians, along with the horsemen of the Athenians who were present, attacked them at the crossing of the river; and hav