and Iphicrates let the rest go, accepting Corcyraeans as sureties for the ransoms.
Now he maintained his sailors for the most part by having them work for the Corcyraeans on their lands; the peltasts, however, and the hoplites from his ships he took with him and crossed over to Acarnania. There he gave aid to the cities which were friendly, in case any of them needed aid, and made war upon the Thyrians, who were very valiant men and were in possession of a very strong fortress.
Furthermore,372 B.C. he took over the fleet which was at Corcyra, and with almost ninety The fleet of the Corcyraeans (cp. 24 above) having been added to Iphicrates' original seventy (14) ships. The text, however, appears to be faulty. ships first sailed to Cephallenia and collected money, in some cases with the consent of the people, in other cases against their will. Then he made preparations to inflict damage upon the territory of the Lacedaemonians, and to bring over to his side such of the other hostile st