seventy-five ships and two thousand heavy infantry, sailed for Epidamnus to
give battle to the Corcyraeans.
The fleet was under the command of Aristeus, son of Pellichas Callicrates,
son of Callias, and Timanor, son of Timanthes; the troops under that of Archetimus, son of Eurytimus, and Isarchidas, son
When they had reached Actium in the territory of Anactorium, at the mouth
of the gulf of Ambracia, where the temple of Apollo stands, the Corcyraeans
sent on a herald in a light boat to warn them not to sail against them.
Meanwhile they proceeded to man their ships, all of which had been equipped
for action, the old vessels being undergirded to make them seaworthy.
On the return of the herald without any
he harbor of the Eleans, because they had furnished ships
and money to Corinth.
For almost the whole of the period that followed the battle they remained
masters of the sea, and the allies of Corinth were harassed by Corcyraean
cruisers. At last Corinth, roused by the sufferings of her allies, sent out ships and
troops in the fall of the summer, who formed an encampment at Actium and
about Chimerium, in Thesprotis, for the protection of Leucas and the rest of
the friendly cities.
The Corcyraeans on their part formed a similar station on Leukimme.
Neither party made any movement, but they remained confronting each other
till the end of the summer, and winter was at hand before either of them