ng such. And he was the greatest of the men of his time in that he was not lightly to be despised by anyone soever.
Now when the Pythian festival was approaching,370 B.C. Jason sent orders to his cities to make ready cattle, sheep, goats, and swine for the sacrifice. And it was said that although he laid upon each city a very mode of the Pythian festival; for he was intending, it was said, to be himself the director both of the festal assembly in honour of the god and of the games. What he370 B.C. intended, however, in regard to the sacred treasures, is even to this day uncertain; but it is said that when the Delphians asked the god what they should do if en Polyphron, in his turn, held sway for a year, and made the office of Tagus like the rule of a tyrant. For in Pharsalus he put to death Polydamas and eight more370 B.C. of the best among the citizens, and from Larisa he drove many into exile. While thus engaged he, also,369 B.C. was slain by Alexander, who posed as avenger of Po
the Tegeans, on the other hand, the followers370 B.C. of Callibius and Proxenus were making effortsamped in the valley which lies behind the town370 B.C. of Mantinea; it is surrounded by mountains whilaus, even though he was exceedingly desirous370 B.C. of leading back his army — for it was mid-win the Thebans.
When they had joined forces, the370 B.C. Thebans thought that matters stood well with ickly and that they would fight nowhere better370 B.C. than in their own country. Therefore, taking the descent with far greater boldness. Coming370 B.C. to Sellasia, they at once burned and pillaged greatest possible quantity of the trees which370 B.C. they cut down, and in this way guarded themse the Athenians heard of all these things, they370 B.C. were in a state of concern as to what they sh their previous labours for succour.
So to you370 B.C. has now been offered by some god an opportuni, after the Lacedaemonians saved you then by a370 B.C. vote, void of danger, you shall aid them now [8 more...]
when all the Greeks, one might say, were in the field against them, the Phliasians remained steadfastly faithful, and, though they had as enemies the most powerful of the peoples in Peloponnesus — the Arcadians and Argives — nevertheless went to370 B.C. their assistance. Furthermore, when it fell to their lot to cross over to Prasiae last of those who joined in the expedition (and these were the Corinthians, Epidaurians, Troezenians, Hermionians, Halians,370 B.C. Sicyonians, and Pelleneans —
fo370 B.C. Sicyonians, and Pelleneans —
for at that time the last mentioned had not yet revolted from the Lacedaemonians), even when the Lacedaemonian leader went off with those who had crossed first and left the Phliasians, even so they did not turn back, but hired a guide from Prasiae, and, although the enemy were in the neighbourhood of Amyclae, slipped through as best they could and reached Sparta. And the Lacedaemonians, besides honouring them in other ways, sent them an ox as a gift of hospitality.
Again, when the enemy had retir