the absence of Pharnabazus, and had made him an exile, Agesilaus not only cared for him in every way, but in particular, since he had become enamoured of the son of Eualces an Athenian, made every effort for his sake to have Eualces' son, inasmuch as he was taller than any of the other boys, admitted to the stadium race at Olympia.The stadium, or two hundred yards' dash, was a race for men and Eualces' son was too young to be eligible, but his unusual height told in his favour.
So at that time Agesilaus immediately marched off out of the territory of Pharnabazus, just as he had told him he would; besides, spring was now394 B.C. almost at hand. And upon arriving in the plain of Thebe he encamped near the shrine of Artemis of Astyra, and there gathered together from all quarters a very great army in addition to that which he had. For he was preparing to march as far as he could into the interior, thinking that he would detach from the King all the nations which he could put in his rear.
nsidering what honours and what hopes he was deprived of, nevertheless, calling394 B.C. together the allies, he made known to them what the state commanded, and said wreaths of gold, and the prizes all told cost not less than four talents. As a394 B.C. result, however, of the expending of this sum, arms worth a vast sum of money are still in their nests, they suffer no harm and subdue the wasps. Considering394 B.C. these things, therefore, I believe it is best to fight the battle in Lacedaemo had gathered together of the Lacedaemonians about six thousand, of the Eleans,394 B.C. Triphylians, Acrorians, and Lasionians almost three thousand, and of the Sicyolways took the right wing. were not in the least eager to join battle; but when394 B.C. the Athenians took position opposite the Lacedaemonians, and the Boeotians therder to surround them. When they had come to close encounter, all the allies of394 B.C. the Lacedaemonians were overcome by their adversaries except the men of Pellen
e was at Amphipolis, Dercylidas brought him word that this time the394 B.C. Lacedaemonians were victorious, and that only eight of them had beot expedient to engage as cavalry in a battle with hoplites, turned394 B.C. round and slowly retired.
And the Greeks very cautiously followed also stated in what way the battle had been fought.
For it was near394 B.C. Cnidos that the fleets sailed against one another, and Pharnabazusegiment of Lacedaemonians which had crossed over from Corinth, half394 B.C. of the regiment from Orchomenus, furthermore the emancipated Helott, put to flight the force in their front. As for the Argives, they394 B.C. did not await the attack of the forces of Agesilaus, but fled to Meady late—they took dinner and lay down to rest.
And in the morning394 B.C. Agesilaus gave orders that Gylis, the polemarch, should draw up thn of the Spartiatae, some by being stoned to death, some by javelin394 B.C. wounds. And if some of those who were in the camp at dinner had no
the first place, then, Pharnabazus and Conon, after defeating the Lacedaemonians in the naval battle,Cp. iii. 10 f. made394 B.C. a tour of the islands and the cities on the sea coast, drove out the Laconian governors, and encouraged the cities by saoast to his own province. For Dercylidas, who had long been an enemy of his,Cp. III. i. 9. chanced to be in Abydus at the394 B.C. time when the naval battle took place, and he did not, like the other Lacedaemonian governors, quit the city, but took pAbydusi.e., in flight from their several towns. and sent for those who were elsewhere. Then, after many good men had been394 B.C. collected in the city, Dercylidas crossed over to Sestus, which is opposite Abydus and distant not more than eight stadi suffered at their hands, and therefore desired above all things to go to their country and take what vengeance upon them394 B.C. he could.
In such occupations, accordingly, they passed the winter; but at the opening of spring,393 B.C. having fully m