the Athenians besieged and captured
Eion on the Strymon from the Medes, and made slaves of the inhabitants,
being under the command of Cimon, son of Miltiades.
Next they enslaved Scyros the island in the Aegean, containing a Dolopian
population, and colonized it themselves.
This was followed by a war against Carystus, in which the rest of Euboea
remained neutral, and which was ended by surrender on conditions.
After this Naxos left the confederacy, and a war ensued, and she had to
return after a siege; this was the first instance of the engagement being broken by the
subjugation of an allied city, a precedent which was followed by that of the
rest in the order which circumstances prescribed.
not long afterwards, refused to give him up for anything they could say, but
sent him off by land to the other sea to Pydna in Alexander's dominions, as
he wished to go to the Persian king.
There he met with a merchantman on the point of starting for Ionia.
Going on board, he was carried by a storm to the Athenian squadron which
was blockading Naxos.
In his alarm—he was luckily unknown to the people in the
vessel—he told the master who he was and what he was flying for,
and said that, if he refused to save him, he would declare that he was
taking him for a bribe.
Meanwhile their safety consisted in letting no one leave the ship until a
favorable time for sailing should arise.
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the barbarians in Sicily, settled
as I have said.
Of the Hellenes, the first to arrive were Chalcidians from Euboea with
Thucles, their founder.
They founded Naxos and built the altar to Apollo Archegetes, which now
stands outside the town, and upon which the deputies for the games sacrifice
before sailing from Sicily.
Syracuse was fo is no longer surrounded by water: in
process of time the outer town also was taken within the walls and became
Meanwhile Thucles and the Chalcidians set out from Naxos in the fifth year
after the foundation of Syracuse, and drove out the Sicels by arms and
founded Leontini and afterwards Catana; the Catanians themselves choosing Evarchus as their founder.